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dc.contributor.authorVan Ham, Maarten
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, Lee
dc.contributor.authorFeijten, Petra Maria
dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Paul Joseph
dc.identifier.citationVan Ham , M , Williamson , L , Feijten , P M & Boyle , P J 2013 , ' Right to buy … time to move? Investigating the moving behaviour of right to buy owners in the UK ' Journal of Housing and the Built Environment , vol. 28 , no. 1 , pp. 129-146 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 22715782
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dc.descriptionThe authors acknowledge financial support from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (RES-000-22-2460)en
dc.description.abstractPart of the political argument in favour of the right to buy (RTB) was that it would stimulate the economy by encouraging the inter-regional mobility of those in public sector housing. This is the first study to examine whether RTB-owners are indeed more mobile than those in social housing. Using longitudinal data from the British household panel survey and panel regression models we show that the probability of a RTB-owner making a long distance move falls between that of social renters and owner occupiers. However, the difference between RTB-owners and homeowners or social renters is not significant. Social renters are significantly less likely to move over long distances than traditional owners. The results also suggest that RTB-owners are less likely than traditional owners to move for job related reasons, but more likely than social renters.en
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Housing and the Built Environmenten
dc.rightsCopyright The Author(s) 2012. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and the source are credited.en
dc.subjectRight to buyen
dc.subjectResidential mobilityen
dc.subjectMoving reasonsen
dc.subjectLongitudinal dataen
dc.subjectUnited Kingdomen
dc.subjectGF Human ecology. Anthropogeographyen
dc.titleRight to buy … time to move? Investigating the moving behaviour of right to buy owners in the UKen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Geography and Geosciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
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