The determinants of residential consumption as a consequence of interregional migration.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/184383
Title:
The determinants of residential consumption as a consequence of interregional migration.
Author:
Kolbe, Phillip Theodore.
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The focus of this study was to further the understanding of the importance of household characteristics in the tenure (buy or rent) decision-making process. The links between behavior and household factors for in-migrants were examined and a behavior model was developed to explain the housing choices of renters who had recently migrated. Apartment renters with five years or less residency in Tucson, Arizona were surveyed to determine what factors explain their tenure decisions. The study sought answers to the question of why so few new arrivals were buying homes when affordability was at the best level it had been in five years. The methodology of the study involved two surveys: a preliminary personal survey to screen for newcomers and an in-depth self-administered survey. The mail-back survey was effectively utilized to obtain data on the characteristics, perceptions, and homebuying intentions of renting newcomers. The results of the survey supported four main hypotheses: (1) The tenure decision is directly related to residential history in prior locations and in the current city. (2) Socio-demographic determinants impose significant effects on the tenure decisions of in-migrants. In addition to the oft-researched population variables, leisure factors were incorporated in this analysis of life cycle. (3) Place ties exert influence as pull factors in the tenure decision. Place ties to past residences and to potential future destinations inhibit home purchasing decisions, while place ties to the current city retard migration and facilitate homebuying. (4) The tenure decision is impacted and restricted by economic constraints. The economic constraints go beyond income to include down payments, pricing, financing, and previous home sales.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Housing surveys -- Arizona -- Tucson.; Homeowners -- Arizona -- Tucson.; Rental housing -- Arizona -- Tucson.; Migration, Internal -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Geography and Regional Development; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Saarinen, Thomas

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe determinants of residential consumption as a consequence of interregional migration.en_US
dc.creatorKolbe, Phillip Theodore.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKolbe, Phillip Theodore.en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe focus of this study was to further the understanding of the importance of household characteristics in the tenure (buy or rent) decision-making process. The links between behavior and household factors for in-migrants were examined and a behavior model was developed to explain the housing choices of renters who had recently migrated. Apartment renters with five years or less residency in Tucson, Arizona were surveyed to determine what factors explain their tenure decisions. The study sought answers to the question of why so few new arrivals were buying homes when affordability was at the best level it had been in five years. The methodology of the study involved two surveys: a preliminary personal survey to screen for newcomers and an in-depth self-administered survey. The mail-back survey was effectively utilized to obtain data on the characteristics, perceptions, and homebuying intentions of renting newcomers. The results of the survey supported four main hypotheses: (1) The tenure decision is directly related to residential history in prior locations and in the current city. (2) Socio-demographic determinants impose significant effects on the tenure decisions of in-migrants. In addition to the oft-researched population variables, leisure factors were incorporated in this analysis of life cycle. (3) Place ties exert influence as pull factors in the tenure decision. Place ties to past residences and to potential future destinations inhibit home purchasing decisions, while place ties to the current city retard migration and facilitate homebuying. (4) The tenure decision is impacted and restricted by economic constraints. The economic constraints go beyond income to include down payments, pricing, financing, and previous home sales.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHousing surveys -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
dc.subjectHomeowners -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
dc.subjectRental housing -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
dc.subjectMigration, Internal -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography and Regional Developmenten_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSaarinen, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPlane, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMulligan, Gordonen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8814251en_US
dc.identifier.oclc701104719en_US
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