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Housing and the ageing population

Moyra Riseborough and Peter Fletcher

in Building on the past

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9781861347510
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301578 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347510.003.0008
Housing and the ageing population

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This chapter looks at where current policy, patterns of consumption, changes as a result of having more ‘older’ people in the workforce, changes in planning, house production and technology, and the impacts of a shifting age balance will lead. It also considers the subject of having an ageing society in terms of mainstream housing and planning debates. The chapter stresses that although there are some trends which one can be very certain of, there are others that are difficult to predict. One example of this is the trends that indicate that health improvements will continue for most in their later lives.

Keywords: consumption patterns; current policy; changes in planning; planning; house production; technology; age balance

Chapter.  13396 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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