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The residential mobility of seniors among different residential forms: Analysis of metropolitan and rural issues for six contrasting regions in Québec, Canada

TitleThe residential mobility of seniors among different residential forms: Analysis of metropolitan and rural issues for six contrasting regions in Québec, Canada
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMarois, G., Lord S., and Negron-Poblete P.
JournalJournal of Housing for the Elderly
Volume32
Pages73 - 98
Keywordselderly, metropolitan, mobility, residential, rural
Abstract

The purpose of this research is to describe and analyze the residential mobility of senior citizens, between 2006 and 2011, among different residential forms in rural and metropolitan areas in the province of Quebec (Canada). A systematic analysis of residential form variability in territories that include both metropolitan and rural areas is performed. First, a typology of residential forms is proposed using a principal component analysis and a hierarchical cluster analysis on environment-related and housing variables. Second, the residential mobility of seniors among these different residential forms is analyzed. The results reveal a certain amount of residential stability among seniors, except where specific conditions are met, such as the death of a spouse or the onset of health problems limiting day-to-day activities. For those who moved, high-rise habitat areas and mixed areas with older rental apartments held the greatest attraction. However, suburban areas attracted the largest number of seniors because these areas account for a sizeable portion of the real estate market.

URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02763893.2017.1393488
DOI10.1080/02763893.2017.1393488
Document URLhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02763893.2017.1393488