Displacement and gentrification in England and Wales: A quasi-experimental approach

Published: 2015 | Lance Freeman, Adele Cassola, Tiancheng Cai | Urban Studies


Using event history methods we examine the relationship between residential mobility and gentrification in England and Wales. While our models of residential mobility conform to the life-cycle explanations of mobility, we find little evidence of elevated mobility in gentrifying neighbourhoods. This finding is robust across a variety of specifications. We conclude by discussing possible explanations for this counter-intuitive result.