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Household attributes and the future demand for retirement housing

Michael Ball; Anupam Nanda;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: University of Reading
  • Country: United Kingdom
Purpose - Ageing populations provoke the question of how much bespoke housing should be provided for the elderly. Older people are generally reluctant to move but as they age health circumstances may encourage moves into specialised accommodation. This paper aims to report on an exercise in estimating the future demand for specialised independent living housing and the extent to which that demand will be for owner occupied accommodation or renting, using data for England. Design/methodology/approach - The most important predictor of demand for specialised housing is the extent of the requirement for at least some degree of long-term care due to loss of mobility....
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