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VOLUME 4 (2002), ISSUE 8 (WINTER)

 

RESIDENTIAL MOBILITY IN THE SEOUL METROPOLITAN REGION : WHO, WHERE AND WHY?

Jung Hoon Han AND Scott Baum

 

SUMMARY

This article presents data on residential mobility for the Seoul Metropolitan Region. It addresses two questions-why do households move and who moves and finds that like research undertaken in other cities that a wide range of factors impact on the residential mobility process. Key outcomes include the impact of housing dissatisfaction on residential mobility and the impact that life cycle, period of residence and housing and dwelling characteristics have on discerning between movers and non-movers.

KEYWORDS

Residential Relocation - Mobility Intentions - Life Cycle - Seoul Metropolitan Region

AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION

Jung Hoon HAN is a PhD student in the School of Geography, Planning and Architecture in the University of Queensland, Australia. His research interests are urban and regional planning and public policy evaluation, and in advanced stochastic modeling, multivariate analysis, and development feasibility studies.

Scott BAUM is an Australian Research Council Fellow in the Centre for Research into Sustainable Urban and Regional Future in the University of Queensland. Trained in economics and sociology, his research interests are the socio economic aspects of urban and regional transformations, including distributional equity, housing and global city functions.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This article is based on a conference paper presented at the 2002 conference of the Asia-Pacific Sociological Association in Brisbane, Australia ("Asia-Pacific Societies: Contrasts, Challenges, and Crises"). 

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