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Moving House and Housing Preferences in Older Age in Slovenia

Moving House and Housing Preferences in Older Age in Slovenia Various studies indicate that the elderly are unwilling to move, while health issues are one of the important factors influencing decisions to move. In our study, we tested the willingness of the elderly to accept various housing options based on a large quantitative survey of persons aged 50 and above conducted in 2015 in Slovenia. Our focus was on the respondents’ attitudes to different housing options, especially less-well-known options such as senior cohousing, household groups, family caregiving for elderly people and multigenerational residential buildings. This is relevant for the future development of housing and care policies because in a majority of countries housing markets will need to adapt to the growing elderly populations and their diversified needs. We employ cluster analysis to analyze which housing options are acceptable, how people can be grouped regarding the acceptability of moving house, and the characteristics of these groups. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "Housing, Theory & Society" Taylor & Francis

Moving House and Housing Preferences in Older Age in Slovenia

Moving House and Housing Preferences in Older Age in Slovenia

"Housing, Theory & Society" , Volume 36 (1): 16 – Jan 2, 2019

Abstract

Various studies indicate that the elderly are unwilling to move, while health issues are one of the important factors influencing decisions to move. In our study, we tested the willingness of the elderly to accept various housing options based on a large quantitative survey of persons aged 50 and above conducted in 2015 in Slovenia. Our focus was on the respondents’ attitudes to different housing options, especially less-well-known options such as senior cohousing, household groups, family caregiving for elderly people and multigenerational residential buildings. This is relevant for the future development of housing and care policies because in a majority of countries housing markets will need to adapt to the growing elderly populations and their diversified needs. We employ cluster analysis to analyze which housing options are acceptable, how people can be grouped regarding the acceptability of moving house, and the characteristics of these groups.

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Taylor & Francis
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© 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
ISSN
1651-2278
eISSN
1403-6096
DOI
10.1080/14036096.2018.1510854
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Abstract

Various studies indicate that the elderly are unwilling to move, while health issues are one of the important factors influencing decisions to move. In our study, we tested the willingness of the elderly to accept various housing options based on a large quantitative survey of persons aged 50 and above conducted in 2015 in Slovenia. Our focus was on the respondents’ attitudes to different housing options, especially less-well-known options such as senior cohousing, household groups, family caregiving for elderly people and multigenerational residential buildings. This is relevant for the future development of housing and care policies because in a majority of countries housing markets will need to adapt to the growing elderly populations and their diversified needs. We employ cluster analysis to analyze which housing options are acceptable, how people can be grouped regarding the acceptability of moving house, and the characteristics of these groups.

Journal

"Housing, Theory & Society"Taylor & Francis

Published: Jan 2, 2019

Keywords: Elderly; housing preferences; care; move; Central and Eastern Europe

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