Housing transitions in later life

Andrew Beer, Debbie Faulkner, Chris Paris and Terry Clower

in Housing transitions through the life course

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9781847424280
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302520 | DOI:
Housing transitions in later life

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This chapter reviews the housing circumstances and housing transition patterns of the current older population and of the baby boomers who are about to be classified as older persons. Although the older population was previously considered as a reasonably homogeneous group with limited demands, the movement of the baby boomers is causing a reorientation of the housing transitions of older people. This signifies that unlike previous generations, a significant proportion of this group has the means to engage in consumer-led retirement lifestyles which involve greater mobility and a willingness to change housing to meet preferences.

Keywords: housing circumstances; housing transition patterns; older generation; baby boomers; retirement lifestyles; mobility

Chapter.  8880 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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