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Coulter, RC; Thomas, MJ; (2020) Residential mobility. In: Kobayashi, A, (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (Second Edition). (pp. 443-449). Elsevier: Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Residential mobility denotes the relatively local-scale relocation of individuals and households from 1 usual residence to another. Everyone has some experience of residential mobility, be it directly through personal memories of moving or more broadly through witnessing the effects that population movements have on one's neighborhood and local area. As it is difficult to precisely define residential mobility and in particular how it differs from migration, residential mobility research commonly draws on numerous theoretical traditions, including early migration models as well as more recent life cycle and life course approaches. Residential mobility also has significant geographical dimensions in terms of the directionality of moves, in addition to the close links between moving behavior and processes of neighborhood and urban change.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Residential mobility
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-102295-5.10311-7
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-102295-5.10311-7
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: HousingLife courseMigrationMobilitiesNeighborhoodsPlanningPopulationResidential mobilityUrban geographyUrban policy
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10060508
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