All of these people have made decisions to move in their retirement. Furthermore, in each case, the people concerned have ended up happy with the results of their decision. However, what is striking about these statements is the different ways in which these people have made their decisions. In the first example, Mr Harding had a definite set of criteria (involving town size, climate, and easy access to children and public transport) which he used with his wife to determine what would be the ideal location. Mr Saunders also advocated the use of lists in deciding whether the advantages outweighed the disadvantages of moving. These men both represent a rational form of decision-making where their decision was based upon extensive research, long-term planning and calculating whether alternatives meet a set of desirable criteria.
KeywordsHousing Situation Home Equity Housing Choice Sheltered Housing Subjective Expected Utility
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