Housing at the later stages of life
||Housing at the later stages of life
||24th Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Delft, Netherlands
||When individuals are ageing, they may lose some of their functional abilities. This may have important consequences for their optimal form of housing arrangement. We set up a theoretical model for the optimal choice of housing in the later part of life. In the empirical part of the paper we estimate a multinomial logit model for choice of housing. Four modes of housing are distinguished: ordinary private housing, specially designed private housing, sheltered dwellings, and nursing homes. The model is estimated from a nation-wide Norwegian sample containing all individuals who have had some problems related to functionality. All households not included in the sample reside in ordinary private dwellings. We find a strong impact of weak functional abilities on the choice of housing, but the capacity of the nursing home sector and specially designed dwellings also plays an important role. Moreover, municipality-specific affects are important.
||Housing; Optimal mod of housing; Nursing homes;; Sheltered dwellings
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