Lifecycle, Housing Consumption, and Spatial Distribution of Households across Metropolitan Regions: Evidence from Five U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas

Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America

15 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2013 Last revised: 9 May 2015

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Hossein Estiri

University of Washington - College of Built Environment

Andy Krause

University of Melbourne

Mehdi Heris

University of Colorado at Denver

Date Written: March 1, 2013

Abstract

Explaining spatial redistribution patterns of households across metropolitan areas is a key area of research for demographers from both sociological and economic perspectives. Building on residential mobility and satisfaction rationale, we develop a theory for spatial distribution of households that improves conceptualization of the current patterns in metropolitan areas. Our theory connects intra-metropolitan residential mobility of households to the distribution of the bundle of housing services across metropolitan areas. We hypothesize a lifecycle-based redistribution pattern for households across metropolitan areas based on the degree of suburbanization. Using Census 2010 data, we provide evidence from five U.S. metropolitan regions to further verify the validity of our conceptual model.

Keywords: Metropolitan Redistribution Patterns, Residential Mobility, Suburbanization, Lifecycle Stages

Suggested Citation

Estiri, Hossein and Krause, Andy and Heris, Mehdi, Lifecycle, Housing Consumption, and Spatial Distribution of Households across Metropolitan Regions: Evidence from Five U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas (March 1, 2013). Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2226859 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2226859

Hossein Estiri (Contact Author)

University of Washington - College of Built Environment ( email )

Department of Urban Design and Planning
410 Gould Hall - Box 355740
Seattle, WA 98195-5740
United States

HOME PAGE: http://students.washington.edu/hestiri/

Andy Krause

University of Melbourne ( email )

Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.andykrause.com

Mehdi Heris

University of Colorado at Denver ( email )

Box 173364
1250 14th Street
Denver, CO 80217
United States

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