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Household Mobility in America

Patterns, Processes, and Outcomes

Authors: Gillespie, Brian Joseph

  • ​Contextualizes the effects of relocation on American families 
  • Discusses comprehensive national data sets 
  • Tackles questions such as, "Who moves where, how, and why? What are the effects? So what? What next?"
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About this book

This book provides an interdisciplinary analysis of the correlates and consequences of residential relocation. Drawing on multiple nationally representative data sets, the book explores historic patterns and current trends in household mobility; individuals’ mobility-related decisions; and the individual, family, and community outcomes associated with moving. These sections inform later discussions of mobility-related policy, practice, and directions for future research. 

About the authors

Brian Joseph Gillespie is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University, USA.  He has published research in a variety of social science journals on topics related to family, the life course, and interpersonal relationships using quantitative and qualitative methods.  

Reviews

“Brian Gillespie, a young scholar who has published extensively on the topic of household mobility, tackles an important American experience that has thus far gone without this sort of systematic attention. This timely work will be valuable to any researcher interested in American culture and family.” (Shige Oishi, Professor at the University of Virginia, USA)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Defining and Theorizing about Household Mobility

    Gillespie, Brian Joseph

    Pages 1-26

  • Historical and Recent Trends in American Mobility

    Gillespie, Brian Joseph

    Pages 29-47

  • Characteristics of the Mobile Population

    Gillespie, Brian Joseph

    Pages 49-87

  • Household Mobility Decisions and Location Choice

    Gillespie, Brian Joseph

    Pages 89-125

  • Individual- and Family-Level Mobility Effects

    Gillespie, Brian Joseph

    Pages 129-169

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-68271-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-43076-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Household Mobility in America
Book Subtitle
Patterns, Processes, and Outcomes
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-68271-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-68271-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43076-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 302
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations
Topics