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Housing Preferences of Seniors and Pre-Senior Citizens in Poland—A Case Study

Department of Microeconomics, Institute of Economics, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Al. Niepodległości 10, 61-875 Poznań, Poland
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Sustainability 2020, 12(11), 4599; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114599
Received: 21 April 2020 / Revised: 29 May 2020 / Accepted: 2 June 2020 / Published: 4 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue A Healthy Built Environment for an Ageing Population)
This article identifies and compares the housing preferences of seniors and pre-senior citizens in Poland. In addition, the attitude of residents of large cities in the Wielkopolskie Voivodeship towards senior citizens’ housing was determined. Surveys were conducted in the two largest cities of this region. The influence of the potential behaviors of this group of society on the development of housing was also examined. Results showed that differentiation of housing preferences was visible primarily when choosing the type of development and size of the dwelling. Seniors preferred smaller units in multi-family housing construction. Pre-senior citizens, on the other hand, were more likely to think about living in a single-family house. The location of a new dwelling was also important. Seniors, more often than people aged 50–59, chose a location in the city center. Pre-senior citizens, in contrast, more often decided to live in a rural area or outside the city center. Moreover, the attitude of seniors towards senior citizens’ housing is undecided, which may indicate that many people may change their housing preferences in the future and decide to move. View Full-Text
Keywords: housing preferences; senior citizen; senior housing housing preferences; senior citizen; senior housing
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Jancz, A.; Trojanek, R. Housing Preferences of Seniors and Pre-Senior Citizens in Poland—A Case Study. Sustainability 2020, 12, 4599.

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