Title

Should I stay or should I go? Moving plans of older adults

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2006

Abstract

Data from a longitudinal study of older adults in an upstate New York county (N = 333) show that poor housing fit increases the likelihood that older adults are currently considering a move, as does lower residential satisfaction. Those adults who said only that they might consider moving focused on health transitions that might signal a need for a new housing situation. Residential satisfaction predicts actual moves even when controlling for moving plans. Older adults may be pushed to make a move by a crisis, but those older adults planning moves tend to be pulled into housing arrangements with desirable features. © 2006 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication Name

Journal of Housing for the Elderly

Volume Number

20

First Page

5

Last Page

22

Issue Number

3

DOI

10.1300/J081v20n03_02

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