Housing Tenure, Job Mobility, and Unemployment in the UK

Harminder Battu, Ada Ma, Euan Phimister

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This chapter gives an evaluation of the influence of homeownership on an individual's employment and occupational mobility, specifically nonprofessional, skilled, and technical workers in the United Kingdom. The chapter begin with an investigation of the implications of both housing tenure and public leasing relative to private renting with respect to the resurgence of public tenants and migration. The chapter then looks at the possible differential effects of residential status across various socio-economic groupings considering the issues of job dynamism and unemployment. Such researchers are anchored upon the notion that homeowners and public lodgers have a lower reserved income in domestic places compared to other locations, and are more likely to engage in local jobs rather than those in distant areas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHomeownership and the Labour Market in Europe
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191701320
ISBN (Print)9780199543946
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Employment
  • Homeownership
  • Job mobility
  • Rental
  • Tenure
  • United kingdom
  • Wage differentials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (all)


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