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The Housing Decisions of Young People

Bernard Ineichen
The British Journal of Sociology
Vol. 32, No. 2 (Jun., 1981), pp. 252-258
DOI: 10.2307/589449
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/589449
Page Count: 7
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The Housing Decisions of Young People
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Abstract

The early adult years are a time when housing decisions of crucial importance are taken. Preliminary analysis of the housing careers of a sample of newly-married couples shows that despite some overlap of age, income and occupational status, owner-occupiers and council tenants develop as groups with contrasting social characteristics, partly as a response to structural factors within the housing market. A second investigation, concerning young adults who had grown up on a local authority estate, shows a similar divergence appearing. The implications of this polarization for the class structure are briefly discussed, and the direction of further analysis indicated.

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