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Title:Latent residential mobility: exhuming the characteristics of residential location change expressed in the mind but not in space
Author:Olatubara, C.O.
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:urban housing
housing policy
urban households
Abstract:Change of residence by households has been of interest to researchers as it has spatial implications, especially in terms of pressure on facilities and housing stock in different parts of the city. This study examines the relevance of households' expression of a desire to move to residential mobility. This is expected to provide a more direct and simple approach to residential mobility prediction. A systematic survey of 1123 households was carried out in a medium-sized urban centre in the southwestern part of Nigeria, Ilesa in Osun State, the focal point of Ijeshaland. The results show that three major factors determined the households' desire to move. These are the size and characteristics of the hosuehold, the characteristics of residential areas and the households' activity distribution. The inclusion of socio-psychological intent to change residence will be invaluable in understanding mobility behaviour of urban households. Bibliogr. sum. [Journal abstract, edited]