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Household Mobility in America

Patterns, Processes, and Outcomes


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Brian Joseph Gillespie
    Pages 1-26
  3. Patterns, Correlates, and Precursors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Brian Joseph Gillespie
      Pages 29-47
    3. Brian Joseph Gillespie
      Pages 49-87
    4. Brian Joseph Gillespie
      Pages 89-125
  4. Mobility Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Brian Joseph Gillespie
      Pages 129-169
    3. Brian Joseph Gillespie
      Pages 171-200
    4. Brian Joseph Gillespie
      Pages 201-219
  5. Praxis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Brian Joseph Gillespie
      Pages 223-240
    3. Brian Joseph Gillespie
      Pages 241-256
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 257-302

About this book


This book provides an interdisciplinary analysis of the correlates and consequences of residential relocation. Drawing on multiple nationally representative data sets, the book explores historic patterns and current trends in household mobility; individuals’ mobility-related decisions; and the individual, family, and community outcomes associated with moving. These sections inform later discussions of mobility-related policy, practice, and directions for future research. 


children history human geography migration mobility social science social structure sociology theory urban studies

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Sonoma State UniversityRohnert ParkUSA

About the authors

Brian Joseph Gillespie is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University, USA.  He has published research in a variety of social science journals on topics related to family, the life course, and interpersonal relationships using quantitative and qualitative methods.  

Bibliographic information


“Brian Gillespie, a young scholar who has published extensively on the topic of household mobility, tackles an important American experience that has thus far gone without this sort of systematic attention. This timely work will be valuable to any researcher interested in American culture and family.” (Shige Oishi, Professor at the University of Virginia, USA)