Centre for Research Evaluation and Social Assessment.

Building Attachment in Families and Communities

This research explored the dynamics and drivers of residential mobility and transience; and its impacts on: (a) community attachment among the residents of local communities and the major institutional stakeholders in communities Рpublic and private service providers, community organisations, and local employers and businesses; (b) individual and familial outcomes in relation to: employment, education, health, housing, safety from crime; (c) transitions of young people to adulthood, and (d) community outcomes in relation to the sustainability of the local economy, the public infrastructure and community attachment. This research aimed to identify the mechanisms, processes and relations required to build and sustain community and family wellbeing, optimise attachment in changing communities and address problems arising out of transience and residential mobility.

Publications in this project


An Introduction to the Final Papers

Building Attachment in Families and Communities Affected by Transience and Residential Mobility: New Research Programmes

Community Attachment: Determinants, Indicators & Measures

Community Safety and Residential Movement

Community Safety Issues: Report on Phase 1 2003-2004

Housing and Residential Movement

Migration and the Place Community

Migration Catchments, Migration Fields and Distressed Communities

Mobility and Community Ties

Mobility and Education

Movement and Persistence: A Case Study of Southern Dunedin in Global Context

Service Needs of Frequent Movers: Issues for Providers

Patterns of Residential Movement

Place Attachment in New Zealand

The Influence of Place Attachment on Plans to Move

The Migration Catchments & Migration Fields of Distressed Communities

The Movement of Children and Young People who are CYF Clients in the Four Case Study Communities

Shifting, Circulating and Staying: Understanding Young People's Movement

Youth Transition and the Local Labour market

Youth Transition: The Influence of the Local Labour Market on Expectations

Residential Movement in the Housing, Insulation and Health Study

Residential Movement, Camping Grounds and Access to Health Services