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Publication Date: 2011-11

Language: English

Type: Article

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Citation: Coulter, R., van Ham, M., & Feijten, P. (2011). A longitudinal analysis of moving desires, expectations and actual moving behaviour.

Description: The definitive, peer reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Environment and Planning A, 2011, 43(11), pp. 2742-2760, doi:10.1068/a44105.

Abstract: Residential mobility theory proposes that moves are often preceded by the expression of moving desires and expectations. Much research has investigated how individuals form these pre-move thoughts, with a largely separate literature examining actual mobility. Although a growing number of studies link pre-move thoughts to subsequent moving behaviour, these often do not explicitly distinguish between different types and combinations of pre-move thoughts. Using 1998-2006 British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) data, this study investigates whether moving desires and expectations are empirically distinct pre-move thoughts. Using multinomial regression models we demonstrate that moving desires and expectations have different meanings, and are often held in combination: the factors associated with expecting to move differ depending upon whether the move is also desired (and vice versa). Next, using panel logistic regression models, we show that different desire-expectation combinations have different effects on the probability of subsequent moving behaviour. The study identified two important groups generally overlooked in the literature: those who expect undesired moves and those who desire to move without expecting this to happen.

Keywords: moving desires, moving expectations, residential mobility, longitudinal analysis

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This record's URL: http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=a44105http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/244039

Rights: Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 UK: England & Wales

Licence URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/uk/





Author: Coulter, Roryvan Ham, MaartenFeijten, Peteke

Source: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/244039



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