Advertisement

Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 233–251 | Cite as

The joint choice of tenure, dwelling type, size and location: the effect of home-oriented versus culture-oriented lifestyle

  • Amnon FrenkelEmail author
  • Sigal Kaplan
Original Paper

Abstract

This study investigates knowledge-workers’ housing preferences in terms of tenure, dwelling type, location and size. The analysis is conducted by applying a joint multinomial-logit ordered-response model to the housing choices of knowledgeworkers residing in the Tel-Aviv metropolitan region and working in the high-tech and finance sectors. The results confirm the following hypotheses: (i) controlling for socioeconomic characteristics and workplace, knowledge-workers’ housing choices relate to their lifestyle; (ii) knowledge-workers with a culture-oriented lifestyle prefer to rent small apartments in central locations; (iii) knowledge-workers with a home-oriented lifestyle prefer large dwelling units, mainly single-detached houses, in suburban locations.

Keywords

Urban policies MNL-OR Knowledge-workers Joint housing choice 

JEL Classification

R20 R31 R58 J24 R3 

References

  1. Asheim, B., Hansen, H.: Knowledge bases, talents, and contexts: on the usefulness of the creative class approach in Sweden. Econ. Geogr. 85, 425–442 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Bank of Israel.: Apartments purchasing patterns by domestic investors in 2003-2012. Bank of Israel—Research Department. www.boi.org.il/he/Research/DocLib3/1-136-1.pdf (2013) (Hebrew)
  3. Ben-Shahar, D.: On the optimality of the hybrid tenure mode. J. Hous. Econ. 7(1), 69–92 (1998)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Ben-Shahar, D.: Tenure choice in the housing market: psychological versus economic factors. Environ. Behav. 39, 841–858 (2007)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Bhat, C.R.: Work travel mode choice and number of non-work commute stops. Transp. Res. B-Meth. 31, 41–54 (1997)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Börsch-Supan, A., Heiss, F., Seko, M.: Housing demand in Germany and Japan. J. Hous. Econ. 10, 229–252 (2001)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Boschma, R., Fritsch, M.: Creative class and regional growth: empirical evidence from eight European countries. Econ. Geogr. 85, 391–423 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Bruegmann, R.: Sprawl: A Compact History. University of Chicago Press, Chicago (2006)Google Scholar
  9. Burchell, R.W., Shad, N.A., Listokin, D., Phillips, H., Downs, A., Seskin, S., Davis, J., Moore, T., Helton, D., Gall, M.: The Costs of Sprawl-Revisited, vol. 39, pp. 83–125. Transit Cooperative Research Program, Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C. (1998)Google Scholar
  10. Buso, N.: Half of the investors in real estate: public sector employees, banks and insurance, The Marker, 23 Feb 2014. http://www.themarker.com/realestate/1.2251272 (2014) (Hebrew)
  11. Central Bureau of Statistics: Local Authorities in Israel, Physical and Financial Data of the Local Authorities in Israel. http://www.cbs.gov.il/webpub/pub/text_page.html?publ=58&CYear=2008&CMonth=1 (2008)
  12. Central Bureau of Statistics: Statistical Abstract of Israel 2013-No.64, Jerusalem (2013)Google Scholar
  13. Central Bureau of Statistics: Construction Data - Tables Generator. http://www.cbs.gov.il/reader/bnia/bnial.html (2014)
  14. Central Bureau of Statistics: Population Projections for Israel, components of population growth. http://www.cbs.gov.il/reader/?MIval=cw_usr_view_SHTML&ID=811 (2014)
  15. Cho, C.J.: Joint choice of tenure and dwelling type: a multinomial logit analysis for the city of Chongju. Urban Stud. 34, 1459–1473 (1997)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Clifton, N.: The ’creative class’ in the UK: an initial analysis. Geogr. Ann. B 90, 63–82 (2008)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Cocconcelli, L., Medda, F.R.: Boom and bust in the Estonian real estate market and the role of land tax as a buffer. Land Use Policy 30, 392–400 (2013)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Drucker, P.: The Landmarks of Tomorrow. Harper & Row, New York (1959)Google Scholar
  19. Ewing, R.: Is Los Angeles-style sprawl desirable? J. Am. Plann. Assoc. 63, 107–126 (1997)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Felsenstein, D.: Do high technology agglomerations encourage urban sprawl? Ann. Reg. Sci. 36, 663–682 (2002)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Florida, R.: The Flight of the Creative Class. Harper Collins, London (2005)Google Scholar
  22. Florida, R., Tinagli, I.: Europe in the Creative Age. Carnegie Mellon Software Industry Center and Demos, London (2004)Google Scholar
  23. Frenkel, A.: Spatial distribution of high-rise buildings within urban areas: the case of the Tel Aviv metropolitan region. Urban Stud. 44, 1973–1996 (2007)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Frenkel, A., Ashkenazi, M.: Measuring urban sprawl: how can we deal with it? Environ. Plann. B 35, 56–79 (2008)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Frenkel, A., Bendit, E., Kaplan, S.: The linkage between the lifestyle of knowledge-workers and their intra-metropolitan residential choice: a clustering approach based on self-organizing maps. Comput. Environ. Urban 39, 151–161 (2013)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. Frenkel, A., Bendit, E., Kaplan, S.: Residential location choice of knowledge-workers: the role of amenities, workplace and lifestyle. Cities 35, 33–41 (2013)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. Frenkel, A., Bendit, E., Kaplan, S.: Knowledge-cities and transport sustainability: the link between the travel behavior of knowledge-workers and car-related job-perks. Int. J. Sustain. Transp. 8, 225–247 (2014)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Fujita, M.: Urban Economic Theory. Land Use and City Size. Cambridge University Press, New York (1989)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. Gordon, P., Richardson, H.: Are compact cities a desirable planning goal? J. Am. Plann. Assoc. 63, 95–106 (1997)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. Israel Ministry of Construction and Housing: Statistical Information about Average Housing Prices by County 2008–2013. http://www.moch.gov.il/meyda_statisti/mechirey_diyur/Pages/mechirim_memutsaim_shel_dirot.aspx (2014, in Hebrew)
  31. Jemielniak, D.: The New Knowledge-Workers. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. Lawton, P., Murphy, E., Redmond, D.: Residential preferences of the ‘creative class’? Cities 31, 47–56 (2013)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. Matat Transport Planning Center: National Model for Passanger Transport Modal Split: The Division of Israel to Traffic Zones and the Current Situation in 2005. A Report to the Ministry of Transport, In Hebrew. http://matat.com/docs/Doh%20netuney%20reka.pdf (2007)
  34. Matat Transport Planning Center: The Work Trips Modal Split in the Tel-Aviv Metropolitan Area According to the Census in 1995 and 2008, In Hebrew. https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx?src=http%3A%2F%2Fmatat.com%2Fpre%2Fpitzul%2520nesioot%2520laavoda.ppt (2010)
  35. Mathur, S., Ferrel, C.: Measuring the impact of sub-urban transit-oriented developments on single-family home values. Transp. Res. A-Pol. 47, 42–55 (2013)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. Musterd, S.: Segregation, urban space and the resurgent city. Urban Stud. 43, 1325–1340 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  37. Nelson, A.: Leadership in a New Era. J. Am. Plann. Assoc. 72, 393–407 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  38. Myers, D., Gearin, E.: Current preferences and future demand for denser residential environments. Hous. Policy Deb. 12, 633–659 (2001)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  39. OECD: Competencies for the Knowledge Economy. Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, pp. 100–118. http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/42/25/1842070.pdf (2001)
  40. Raspe, O., van Oort, F.G.: The knowledge economy and urban economic growth. Eur. Plann. Stud. 14, 1209–1234 (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  41. Shiftan, Y., Kaplan, S., Hakkert, S.: Scenario building as a tool for planning a sustainable transportation system. Transp. Res. D Transp. Environ. 8, 323–342 (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  42. Sofer, A., Svirsky, S.: The budget of the Ministry of Housing: from government responsibility to the invisible hand of the free market. Adva Center Report (2012, in Hebrew)Google Scholar
  43. Storper, M., Scott, J.: Rethinking human capital, creativity and urban growth. J. Econ. Geogr. 9, 147–167 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  44. Tal, R., Paran, L., Keinan, T.: Promoting Sustainable Transport: A Guide to Local Authorities. Transport Today and Tomorrow Report. http://www.transportation.org.il/he/node/2796 (2013)
  45. Tel-Aviv Municipality, Tel-Aviv startup city cracking the innovation code: Work plan for the years 2013–2014. Tel-Aviv Municipality, Tel-Aviv as a world city office. http://startupgrind.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Tel-Aviv-Startup-City.pdf (2013)
  46. Tiwari, P., Hasegawa, H.: Demand for housing in Tokyo: a discrete choice analysis. Reg. Stud. 38, 27–42 (2004)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  47. Van Dam, F., Heins, S., Elbersen, B.: Lay discourses of the rural and stated and revealed preferences for rural living. Some evidence of the existence of a rural idyll in the Netherlands. J. Rural. Stud. 18, 461–476 (2002)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  48. van Oort, F.G., Weterings, A., Verlinde, H.: Residential amenities of knowledge-workers and the location of ICT-firms in the Netherlands. J. Econ. Soc. Geogr. 94, 516–523 (2003)Google Scholar
  49. van Winden, W.: Knowledge and the European city. J. Econ. Soc. Geogr. 101, 100–106 (2010)Google Scholar
  50. Weiss, H.: Homeownership in Israel: the social costs of middle-class debt. Cult. Anthropol. 29, 128–149 (2014)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Architecture and Town PlanningTechnion, Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of TransportTechnical University of DenmarkKgs. LyngbyDenmark

Personalised recommendations