Housing choice and search strategies within an administered housing system

Kintrea, K. and Clapham, D. (1986) Housing choice and search strategies within an administered housing system. Environment and Planning A, 18(10), pp. 1281-1296. (doi:10.1068/a181281)

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In this paper findings are presented concerning the behaviour of households moving into and within the public-housing sector in a major British city. In contrast to most research on the public sector, the approach adopted is explicitly derived from theories and studies of housing choice and search. Data from an extensive household survey of new council tenants are used to demonstrate that households undertake a range of search strategies which are associated with different housing outcomes. In particular, variations are shown to exist in stressors and subsequent search behaviour, in information usage, in evaluation strategies, and in spatial patterns.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kintrea, Professor Keith
Authors: Kintrea, K., and Clapham, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Environment and Planning A
ISSN (Online):1472-3409

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