Housing Decisions in Later Life

  • Roger Clough
  • Mary Leamy
  • Vince Miller
  • Les Bright

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

  • Roger Clough
    • 1
  • Mary Leamy
    • 2
  • Vince Miller
    • 3
  • Les Bright
    • 4
  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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230005938
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-51150-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-00593-8
  • About this book