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Conceptualising the Contemporary Role of Housing in the Transition to Adult Life in England

Ford, J., Rugg, J. and Burrows, R. (2002) Conceptualising the Contemporary Role of Housing in the Transition to Adult Life in England. Urban Studies, 39 (13). pp. 2455-2467. ISSN 0042-0980

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This paper uses both survey and qualitative panel data collected from five different case-study areas in England in order to offer a conceptualisation of the contemporary role that housing is playing in the transition to adult life. The data suggest that the types of housing pathway that young people follow are a function of differences in the combination and intensity of three main factors: the ability of young people to plan for and control their entry to independent living; the extent and form of constraints that characterise their access to housing; and the degree of family support available to them. Based around these three dimensions (each of which is a continuum), the following ideal typical pathways can be identified: a chaotic pathway, an unplanned pathway, a constrained pathway, a planned (non-student) pathway and a student pathway.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Centre for Housing Policy (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2009 13:43
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2009 13:43
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/1080/0042098022000027059
Status: Published
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Identification Number: 10.1080/0042098022000027059
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7721

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