Mobility Patterns of Older Homeowners: Are Older Homeowners Trapped in Distressed Neighborhoods?

Richard V. Burkhauser, Barbara A. Butrica, Michael J. Wasylenko

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Abstract

Using multiyear data from the Panel Study on Income Dynamics geo-code match file, the authors confirm that older homeowners were substantially less likely to move during the 1970s than younger homeowners. But unlike younger homeowners, older homeowners were also less likely to move from a distressed neighborhood than from a secure one. Of the population of older homeowners alive in 1980 who had lived in a permanently distressed neighborhood in 1970, only about 1 in 10 had moved to a secure neighborhood in the intervening 10 years. Younger homeowners in similar neighborhoods were three times more likely to have done so.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-384
Number of pages22
JournalResearch on Aging
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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