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Book Chapter Insights 2018-19: Findings from the UK Household Longitudinal Study

What are the effects of separation on residential change in England and Wales?

Authors

Editors

Michaela Benzeval, Magda Borkowska, Charlotte Hamilton, Susan Harkness, Rebecca Parsons, Raj Patel, and Alina Pelikh

Publication date

2018

Summary

Key points: Separation led to a sustained period of elevated residential mobility for both men and women. Separated men and women were most likely to move to private renting. Separated women were also likely to move to social renting whereas men moved to homeownership.
Separated women with children were most likely to move to social or private renting whereas those without children were most likely to move to private renting, followed by living with relatives or friends.

Subjects

Households, Family Formation And Dissolution, Life Course Analysis, and Housing Market

Links

https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/research/findings


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