Residential Mobility

  • John Stillwell
  • Henk J. Scholten
Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 14)


Britain and the Netherlands in the 1980s are experiencing low rates of population increase and thus migration has become well established as the major source of regional and local population change. The largest absolute number of moves have been short distance changes of residence in and around the larger urban areas. Residential mobility is clearly an important process in British and Dutch cities where the aggregate effects of thousands of individual decisions to move house are associated with complex social, economic and environmental changes. In many cities, the government has deliberately sought to bring about change, promoting inner city rehabilitation schemes and the sale of council (public rented) houses to sitting tenants. Yet it is also evident that the implications of such policies for the rest of the urban area are not fully understood.


Housing Market Capital Gain Housing Stock Residential Mobility Residential Environment 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Stillwell
    • 1
  • Henk J. Scholten
    • 2
  1. 1.School of GeographyThe University of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Ministry of HousingPhysical Planning & EnvironmentThe HagueThe Netherlands

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