Accession Number : ADA094951


Title :   Housing Search and Consumption Adjustment,


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : McCarthy,Kevin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a094951.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : This paper has two principal functions: First, to introduce a model for analyzing the effects of search on moving behavior; second, to present results suggesting how search procedures can affect moving behavior. Because the research from which these results are drawn is in its early stages, these results are not intended as tests of the underlying model; rather, they are designed to provide evidence on two assumptions underlying this analysis: First, that different households use different search strategies; second, that those search strategies can affect residential mobility outcomes. The next section, introducing the theoretical framework, begins with a discussion of the concepts underlying the model, compares this framework with others in the literature, and presents a three-stage search model. The following section describes the data base and presents some preliminary results. The final section summarizes those results and their implications for both substantive and policy issues.


Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS , *MOBILITY , *BEHAVIOR , DECISION MAKING , COST ANALYSIS , STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY) , SEARCHING , RELOCATION , SELECTION , HOUSING(DWELLINGS)


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE