The British Society for Population Studies holds several events throughout the year. These are organised by members on topics that they feel merit discussion. Suggestions for future events are always welcomed by the Secretariat, and may be jointly promoted with other organizations. BSPS provides a limited amount of funding and administrative support for these seminars. If you would like to organise a seminar or other event, please use the proposal form available below, which includes additional information.
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Estimating future household formation
Monday 16 December 2013 at LSE, London WC2 2AE
A BSPS day meeting
Presentations from this meeting can now be accessed via the menu on the left.
Household formation has slowed compared to expectations in past household projections, prompting questions about assumptions for new projections that are difficult to answer. Is this slowed household formation long-term change? Does lower household formation represent less housing need? This event will review the evidence, addressing as far as it can the impact of changes in welfare policy, real income, the housing market, immigration, higher education student costs and housing preferences.
The motivation for all presentations will be the uncertainty around inputs to household projections, and what can be learned from their past trends. The focus will be on informing the assumptions for future trends rather than on alternative models, and on national trends rather than local variations although not exclusively.