1st Edition

Young People and Housing Transitions, Trajectories and Generational Fractures

Edited By Ray Forrest, Ngai-Ming Yip Copyright 2013
    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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.

    1. Shifting Demographics, Economic Change and the Housing Trajectories of Young People Ray Forrest, University of Bristol and City University of Hong Kong  2. The Housing Transitions of Young People in Australia: Change, Continuity and Challenge  Andrew Beer and Debbie Faulkner, University of Adelaide, Australia  3. Young People and the Deposit Barrier Steve Wilcox, University of York  4. On Probation from Home. Young People´s Housing Situation in Sweden Mats Lieberg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden 5. Shifting Generational Fractures in the Housing Trajectories in Ireland Michelle Norris, School of Applied Social Science, Republic of Ireland  6. The first steps into the Italian housing system, between generational fissures and inter-generational solidarity Teresio Poggio, University of Trento, Italy  7. Intra--‐Household Inequality in Housing Status: The Case of Post-Soviet Russia Jane Zavisca, The University of Arizona, USA  8. Balancing Autonomy, Social Status and Family Control: Housing Dysfunctions of the Southern European Model of the Transition to Adulthood Dimitris Emmanuel, National Centre for Social Research, Athens, Greek  9. Housing and Generational Fractures in Tokyo Yosuke Hirayama, University of Kobe, Japan  10. The living arrangements of just married young adults in Taiwan: a cohort analysis William D. Li, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan 11. Neoliberalized Urban Development, Affordability and the Housing Crisis for the Young Middle Class in China Yapeng Zhu, Sun Yat-sen University, China  12. Homeownership, Cohort Trajectories and Hong Kong’s Post-80 Generation Ngai Ming YIP, City University of Hong Kong  13. Concluding chapter Ray Forrest, University of Bristol and City University of Hong Kong


    Ray Forrest is Chair Professor in Housing and Urban Studies, City University of Hong Kong and Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies at the University of Bristol.

    Ngai ming Yip is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong.

    "This book is a valuable source of international information on the trajectories of young households from dependence to independence. In this capacity it will be of interest to housing and social policy scholars. It can also provide a helpful information base for policy makers who do see problems in the housing, labour market and distributional consequences of the changing patterns that are developing." - Michael Oxley, Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, University of Cambridge, UK, International Journal of Housing Policy