Residential Relocations and their Consequences Life course effects in England and Germany

Philipp M. Lerschshows that residential relocations may change individuals’ lives for the better but also for the worse depending on theirresources, restrictions and contextual conditions. A comparative analysis of English and German panel data reveals that relocations improve the quality of dwellin...

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Main Author: Lersch, Philipp M.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Wiesbaden Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014, 2014
Edition:1st ed. 2014
Series:Life Course Research
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Philipp M. Lerschshows that residential relocations may change individuals’ lives for the better but also for the worse depending on theirresources, restrictions and contextual conditions. A comparative analysis of English and German panel data reveals that relocations improve the quality of dwellings on average in both countries, but improvements strongly depend on life course stages and economic resources of individuals. Only few individuals improve their neighbourhoods when relocating. Conditions in the housing market are important determinants of these changes. Gender inequality persists in the occupational outcomes of relocations in England and West Germany. Due to institutional conditions, residential trajectories in England exhibit more variation and a higher risk of changes forthe worse than in Germany. These innovative findings will inspire further research on the consequences of residential relocations.    Contents Room Stress and Residential Relocations Neighbourhood Quality Changes Long-Distance Relocations and Subsequent Employment Institutional Conditions of Outcomes after Residential Relocations   Target Groups Researchers and students of sociology, social geography and demography Experts and practitioners of urban planning and real estate   The Author Philipp M. Lersch is Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer at Tilburg University, Department of Sociology
Physical Description:XVIII, 290 p. 10 illus online resource
ISBN:9783658042578