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An ageing population, household formation and housing

Housing Studies

Author: Ermisch, J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1991


One aspect of an ageing population is an increasing percentage of elderly people in the population, but the rest of the age distribution of the population is also affected. That this is the case is clearer when it is recognised that the primary cause of population ageing is a decline in the birth rate, with longer life expectancy playing a minor role. Data from the British Office of Population, Censuses, & Surveys & other agencies for the 1970s & 1980s are drawn on to examine the implications of prospective changes in the age distribution for housing.

Further Details

Full Title: Housing Studies
Pages: 230-239
Volume: 6
Issue: 4
Accession Number: 1.4.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 24/07/2013
Keywords: United Kingdomolder
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