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Peter Malpass and Liz Cairncross

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347510

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347510.001.0001

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Housing and the ageing population

Housing and the ageing population

(p.185) Eight Housing and the ageing population
Building on the past

Moyra Riseborough

Peter Fletcher

Policy Press

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

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