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Housing transitions through the life course: Aspirations, needs and policy

Andrew Beer


The housing we live in shapes individual access to jobs, health, well-being, and communities. There are also substantial differences between generations regarding the type of housing they aspire to live in, their attitudes to housing costs, the nature of their households, and their attitudes to different tenures. This contribution to the literature draws upon research from the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States to show how lifetime attitudes to housing have changed, with new population dynamics driving the market and a greater emphasis on consumption. It also considers how the gl ... More

Keywords: housing, communities, housing costs, tenures, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, population dynamics, consumption, global financial crisis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847424280
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424280.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Beer, author