The nexus between housing (un)affordability and residential age segregation

Conventional wisdom perhaps suggests that residential age segregation is expected and unproblematic but, like other forms of segregation, the increasing differentiation of places by age can hinder essential opportunities for older and younger individuals to meet and interact, as well as associated policy implications for social cohesion and the organisation of society. In this blog post, I present some preliminary findings looking at the relationship between housing (un)affordability and residential age segregation in England and Wales. Progressing knowledge of these under-researched dimensions of residential age segregation in both urban and rural areas is particularly important against the backdrop of the housing crisis in general and decreasing housing affordability in particular.