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Population change and housing across the lifecourse: demographic perspectives, methodological challenges and emerging issues

Population change and housing across the lifecourse: demographic perspectives, methodological challenges and emerging issues
Population change and housing across the lifecourse: demographic perspectives, methodological challenges and emerging issues
The aim of this working paper is to promote dialogue between population researchers and housing researchers. We explore the complex inter-relationships between population change and the housing system, highlighting demographic perspectives and methodological issues. We draw on previous work and published data to consider age-related household trends and housing demand, and argue that an understanding of the dynamics of change must consider both period and cohort effects. We discuss the implications of de-standardised, or fluid, life courses and critically evaluate the potential of sequence analysis as a method for capturing heterogeneity and informing predictions of future housing demand. We also argue that more could be done to extend socio-spatial understandings of residential mobility as ‘the engine of the housing market’ (Clark 2012a). In the final section, we consider two emerging issues – intergenerational equity and socio-spatial age segregation – to illustrate our arguments. We conclude by identifying questions for further discussion, which we hope will contribute to the development of a more integrated agenda for future research
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ESRC Centre for Population Change
Graham, Elspeth
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Sabater, Albert
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McGowan, Teresa
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Graham, Elspeth
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Sabater, Albert
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McGowan, Teresa
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Graham, Elspeth and Sabater, Albert , McGowan, Teresa (ed.) (2015) Population change and housing across the lifecourse: demographic perspectives, methodological challenges and emerging issues (ESRC Centre for Population Change Working Papers, 64) Southampton, GB. ESRC Centre for Population Change 41pp.

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Abstract

The aim of this working paper is to promote dialogue between population researchers and housing researchers. We explore the complex inter-relationships between population change and the housing system, highlighting demographic perspectives and methodological issues. We draw on previous work and published data to consider age-related household trends and housing demand, and argue that an understanding of the dynamics of change must consider both period and cohort effects. We discuss the implications of de-standardised, or fluid, life courses and critically evaluate the potential of sequence analysis as a method for capturing heterogeneity and informing predictions of future housing demand. We also argue that more could be done to extend socio-spatial understandings of residential mobility as ‘the engine of the housing market’ (Clark 2012a). In the final section, we consider two emerging issues – intergenerational equity and socio-spatial age segregation – to illustrate our arguments. We conclude by identifying questions for further discussion, which we hope will contribute to the development of a more integrated agenda for future research

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Published date: 8 June 2015
Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography, Centre for Population Change

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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/377836
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Date deposited: 22 Jun 2015 12:47
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 20:56

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