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Understanding the Housing Aspirations of People in Scotland

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateSeptember 25, 2015


Kim McKee, Tom Moore and Joe Crawford

ISBN 978 1 78544 652 8 (Web only publication)
ISSN 2045 6964
PPDAS 56555

This document is also available in pdf format (629k)


Executive Summary

1. Introduction
Background and Aims
Research Methods

2. Policy Context

3. Findings
Housing Aspirations in Hard Times
Understanding Aspirations
Levelling Down of Expectations
Renting: the new normal?
Location, Location, Location
Drivers of Housing Aspirations
Shortage of Affordable Housing
Precariousness of the Private Rented Sector at Bottom End
Changes over the Life-cycle
Lifestyle Choice
Diversity between People and Places
Inter-generational Inequalities
Intra-generational Inequalities
Geographical Differences
Knowledge about Available Housing Options
Alternative Housing Options
Where People Seek Advice

4. Conclusions
Key Findings
Policy Recommendations

5. References

Research Methods
Local Authority Case Studies

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Publications Website