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Housing decisions in later life

Author: Roger Clough
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Deciding where to live at any age is stressful and complex. In later life people imagine their own ageing and whether they will be able to cope in their current house. Drawing on research material from over 1000 older people, the authors unravel this experience. People cannot know their future: some move early to houses that will be easier to manage; others avoid thinking of a life that appears problematic or  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Clough
ISBN: 1403912874 9781403912879
OCLC Number: 55534819
Description: xi, 255 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Houses and people: the construction of living arrangements --
2. Telling older people's housing stories --
3. Housing decisions in later life --
4. Understanding housing decisions --
5. Attachments to home --
6. Worried lives --
7. The 'looking glass self' --
8. Preferences in living arrangements --
9. Theory, policy and practice.
Responsibility: Roger Clough [and others].
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This book examines the processes by which older people make housing decisions and the impact such decisions have on the construction of their lives. The authors argue that housing decisions are not  Read more...

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