Journal of Housing and the Built Environment

, Volume 16, Issue 3–4, pp 267–284 | Cite as

Analyzing heterogeneity in conjoint estimates of residential preferences

  • Eric J.E. Molin
  • Harmen Oppewal
  • Harry J.P. Timmermans


Conjoint estimates of residential preferencesare typically based on aggregate responses. Forreasons of segmentation or to differentiatebetween non-significant housing attributes andattributes that are characterized byconflicting preferences, further analysis isrequired. In this paper, the heterogeneity inthe conjoint estimates of residentialpreferences of families is analyzed. It isexamined how the estimated part-worth utilitiesof the housing attributes are related to thesocio-economic variables and current housingattributes by applying regression analysis.Although the explained variance was rather low,suggesting that residential preferences offamilies are highly idiosyncratic, therelationships that were significant could beinterpreted well.

conjoint analysis group decision-making heterogeneity hierarchical information integration residential preferences 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric J.E. Molin
    • 1
  • Harmen Oppewal
    • 2
  • Harry J.P. Timmermans
    • 3
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands
  2. 2.School of Management StudiesUniversity of SurreyU.K
  3. 3.Eindhoven University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

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