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Housing an ageing population

Principal researcher

Petra de Jong

Type of research



Prof.dr. Philip McCann (promotor)

Prof.dr. Jouke van Dijk (co-promotor)

dr. Aleid Brouwer (daily supervisor)


Ageing will be one of the major policy issues in the decades to come. One of the biggest challenges is to provide appropriate housing conditions for the elderly. In order to respond accurately to this challenge we need to develop a further understanding of the diverse housing preferences and needs of elderly. The aim of this research project is two folded. The first aim is to provide more insight in the behaviour of elderly on the housing market. Secondly it aims to contribute to a better grounding of housing policy with respect to the growing diversity within the older population.

Last modified:02 June 2014 4.55 p.m.