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Why do the elderly move – and where?
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Business and Economic Studies, Business administration.
2016 (English)In: 5th Real Estate Research Workshop - Abstracts, 2016, 6- p.Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In several countries in the world an increasing proportion of the population is 65 years or older, something that makes the housing situation for the elderly gaining more and more interest. For many years it has been a policy in Sweden to help elderly to stay at their current home as long as possible, often with the help of home care in different ways and at different levels. This may be a good policy for younger elderly that is active, but not for elderly that has reached a certain age and are less active as it may be a hindrance to someone that really wants to move. Is the preference towards moving different depending on your current living situation, and does the reason for moving differ depending on which group you belong to? The purpose of this article is to find reasons why people want to move at different stages in life, and if the pattern follows the life cycle in housing. Sweden is of interest because it is a country with relatively low expected self-financing when elderly care is needed compared to the average of EU-27. Also little research has been made in Sweden so far in this field. The result of the article is that different current housing may lead to different preferences of the future living situations, but that senior living – either as a rental living or a condominium – is most popular as a future home. A problem is however that not everyone has the economic resources to move according to their preferences due to for example high monthly costs and taxes. Data is used from a survey gathered in Gävle, Sweden 2012.

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2016. 6- p.
Keyword [en]
Elderly, Housing, Transaction cost
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-24858OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-24858DiVA: diva2:1133801
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5th Real Estate Research Workshop - 2016, 9-10 May 2016, Malmö, Sweden
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Vad påverkar äldres val av boendeform?
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Länsförsäkringar AB
Available from: 2017-08-16 Created: 2017-08-16 Last updated: 2017-08-17Bibliographically approved

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