Investigating the relationship between housing insecurity andwellbeing

Meg Elkins, Lisa Farrell, Jane Fry

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In this chapter, the authors use the Journeys Home longitudinal data set to examine the relationship between housing insecurity and wellbeing. Using information on accommodation type, start date and duration of accommodation spells, the authors construct a sequence spanning some 2.5 years for 369 individuals, where similar sequences are grouped for analysis of individuals’ characteristics. The authors present a unique perspective with findings that are of significance for the many countries struggling with homelessness and ageing populations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMeasuring, Understanding and Improving Wellbeing Among Older People
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9789811523533
ISBN (Print)9789811523526
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Accommodation
  • C19
  • C38
  • Calendar data
  • Homelessness
  • I3
  • JEL Classification
  • Journeys Home
  • R21
  • R28
  • Sequence analysis


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