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


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.


Urban policies MNL-OR Knowledge-workers Joint housing choice 

JEL Classification

R20 R31 R58 J24 R3 


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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