Title

Young people and housing : transitions, trajectories and generational fractures

Document Type

Edited book

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Publisher

Routledge

Abstract

Younger generations across a wide range of societies face increasing difficulties in gaining access to housing. Housing occupies a pivotal position in the transition from parental dependence to adult independence. Delayed independence has significant implications for marriage and family formation, fertility, inter and intra generational tensions, social mobility and social inequalities.The social and cultural dimensions are, of course, enormously varied with strong contrasts between Asian and Western societies in terms of intergenerational norms and practices in relation to housing. Nevertheless, younger households in China (including Hong Kong), Japan, the USA, Australasia and Europe face very similar challenges in the housing sphere. Moreover, concerns about the housing future for younger generations are gaining greater policy and popular prominence in many countries.Young People and Housing brings together new research exploring the economic, social, and cultural challenges that face young people in search of permanent housing. Featuring international case studies from Asia, Europe, and Australia, Young People and Housing is a collection of groundbreaking work from leading scholars in housing policy.

DOI

10.4324/9780203095096

ISBN

9780203095096

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2013 selection and editorial material, Ray Forrest and Ngai ming Yip; individual chapters, the contributors

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Forrest, R., & Yip, N.-m. (Eds.) (2013). Young people and housing: Transitions, trajecories and generational fractures. United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203095096