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© 2005

Housing Decisions in Later Life

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Roger Clough, Mary Leamy, Vince Miller, Les Bright
    Pages 1-27
  3. Roger Clough, Mary Leamy, Vince Miller, Les Bright
    Pages 28-44
  4. Roger Clough, Mary Leamy, Vince Miller, Les Bright
    Pages 45-67
  5. Roger Clough, Mary Leamy, Vince Miller, Les Bright
    Pages 68-86
  6. Roger Clough, Mary Leamy, Vince Miller, Les Bright
    Pages 87-108
  7. Roger Clough, Mary Leamy, Vince Miller, Les Bright
    Pages 109-127
  8. Roger Clough, Mary Leamy, Vince Miller, Les Bright
    Pages 128-155
  9. Roger Clough, Mary Leamy, Vince Miller, Les Bright
    Pages 156-177
  10. Roger Clough, Mary Leamy, Vince Miller, Les Bright
    Pages 178-206
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 207-255

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the processes by which older people make housing decisions and the impact such decisions have on the construction of their lives. Evidence is included from a major three-year research study, where older people told stories of their lives. The authors argue that housing decisions are not necessarily the result of rational, analytical and objective thinking. The contribution of other ways of decision-making is often hidden, as when people think intuitively, act impulsively, or for essentially emotional reasons.

Keywords

decision-making emotion interview press research

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Eskrigge Social ResearchUK
  2. 2.Department of Psychology, University of TeessideUK
  3. 3.Department of Sociology, University of KentUK
  4. 4.Independent ConsultantUK

About the authors

ROGER CLOUGH is Emeritus Professor of Social Care at Lancaster University, UK. Now an independent researcher, he has written extensively on ageing, residential homes, inspection and abuse. His previous publications include The Practice of Residential Work.

MARY LEAMY is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Teesside, UK

VINCE MILLER is Lecturer in Sociology, University of Kent, UK

LES BRIGHT has worked for voluntary organisations and social services. He is now an independent consultant specialising in older people's issues.

All four authors (with L Brooks) have written Homing in on Housing.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

'This book will clearly be important to housing providers and policy makers, as well as those interested in the intricacies of participatory research. There is a wider audience too as most of us will be facing these stark choices ourselves sooner or later, so we might want to exert a bit of influence now!' - Terry Allen, Social Policy