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Demand for a Housing Offer Addressed to Senior Citizens in Poland

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Department of Spatial Economy, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, 50-375 Wrocław, Poland
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Institute of Economics Sciences, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, 50-375 Wrocław, Poland
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(22), 4573; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16224573
Received: 26 September 2019 / Revised: 14 November 2019 / Accepted: 15 November 2019 / Published: 19 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Health Economics)
The purpose of this study is to identify the willingness of pensioners to move from an apartment/house to an apartment/house located in a housing estate specifically designed for senior citizens. As such, this article forms part of the discussion of the housing needs of senior citizens, their preferences and willingness to change their place of residence. The research covers a group of post-working-age people residing in the region of Lower Silesia in south-western Poland. Various research methods were used in the study, including a written questionnaire and its statistical analysis. The research focuses on analysing both the preferences of potential buyers of apartments for seniors and seniors’ willingness to change their place of residence in order to purchase an apartment adapted to their mobility needs (free from architectural and technical barriers), taking into account the respondent’s age and housing situation. The research indicates that city residents are significantly more often willing to change their current place of residence for one adapted to the needs of persons with disabilities than residents of rural areas. In turn, those living with their husband or wife are significantly more likely to state that special offers for seniors do not need to be developed than those living alone or with other family members or in a social care home. No relationship was found between the age of a respondent and the desire to move to a new house. However, younger seniors are more open to moving to housing estates offering facilities for the elderly who require additional care. View Full-Text
Keywords: housing estate for senior citizens; housing offer addressed to senior citizens housing estate for senior citizens; housing offer addressed to senior citizens
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Przybyła, K.; Hełdak, M.; Kurtyka-Marcak, I. Demand for a Housing Offer Addressed to Senior Citizens in Poland. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 4573.

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