Place attachment in deprived neighbourhoods: The impacts of population turnover and social mix

Bailey, N. , Kearns, A. and Livingston, M. (2012) Place attachment in deprived neighbourhoods: The impacts of population turnover and social mix. Housing Studies, 27(2), pp. 208-231. (doi: 10.1080/02673037.2012.632620)

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This paper examines the determinants of individual place attachment, focussing in particular on differences between deprived and others neighbourhoods, and on the impacts of population turnover and social mix. It uses a multi-level modelling approach to take account of both individual- and neighbourhood-level determinants. Data are drawn from a large sample government survey, the Citizenship Survey 2005, to which a variety of neighbourhood-level data have been attached. The paper argues that attachment is significantly lower in more deprived neighbourhoods primarily because these areas have weaker social cohesion but that, in other respects, the drivers of attachment are the same. Turnover has modest direct impacts on attachment through its effect on social cohesion. Social mix has very limited impacts on attachment and the effects vary between social groups. In general, higher status or more dominant groups appear less tolerant of social mix.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Housing Studies on 23 March 2012, available online at:
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bailey, Professor Nick and Livingston, Dr Mark and Kearns, Professor Ade
Authors: Bailey, N., Kearns, A., and Livingston, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Housing Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1466-1810
Published Online:23 March 2012
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 Taylor and Francis
First Published:First published in Housing Studies 2012 27(2):208-231
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
432701Place attachment, neighbourhood instability and social mixMark LivingstonJoseph Rowntree Foundation (ROWNTREE)804482Urban Studies