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Dissatisfaction withdwelling environments in an aging society: An empirical analysisof theKanto area in Japan

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  • Noriko Ishikaawa

    (Faculty of Economics, Konan University)

  • Mototsugu Fukushige

    () (Graduate School of Economics, Osaka University)

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We conducted a questionnaire survey in the Kanto area regarding people fs dissatisfaction with various aspects of their dwelling environment. Dissatisfaction with access to transportation, shopping and medical facilities are important reasons for moving house. Probit model estimation implies that economic wealth improves satisfaction with transportation, shopping and medical facilities, but it does not reduce dissatisfaction with living costs whereas aging increases not only the satisfaction with transportation, shopping and medical facilities, but also with living costs and family and acquaintances. The results also imply that Japan fs aging population does not present crucial problems for housing in the Kanto area.

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  • Noriko Ishikaawa & Mototsugu Fukushige, 2013. "Dissatisfaction withdwelling environments in an aging society: An empirical analysisof theKanto area in Japan," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 13-17, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).
  • Handle: RePEc:osk:wpaper:1317
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    Keywords

    moving; dissatisfaction; dwelling environment;

    JEL classification:

    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • R21 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Housing Demand
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis

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