Middle-income groups and moving behaviour. The ability of middle-income groups to form and realise the intention to move and its relationship with housing market opportunities
This thesis has examined, through carrying out logistic regression analyses, if middle-income groups less often form and realise an intention to move, compared to low- and high-income groups. Furthermore, this thesis strove to answer if differences in forming and realising an intention to move can be found between middle-income groups living Amsterdam, Utrecht and The Hague and living in the rest of the Netherlands. From those analyses it first can be concluded that compared to high-income groups, middle-income groups had a lower chance of forming an intention to move. There was no significant difference between the intentions to move of low- and middle-income groups. Second, when looking at the ability to realise an intention to move in the period of one year, middle-income groups did have a lower chance to realise that intention compared to low-income groups. However, high-income groups had a lower chance than middle-income groups to realise an intention to move in one to two years time. Finally, there was no significant difference found in the chances to form an intention to move or realise an intended move when comparing middle-income groups living Amsterdam, Utrecht and The Hague, with those living in the rest of the Netherlands.
Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen