​Residential mobility: Towards progress in mobility health research

Tim Morris*, David Manley, Clive Sabel

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Research into health disparities has long recognized the importance of residential mobility as a crucial factor in determining health outcomes. However, a lack of connectivity between the health and mobility literatures has led to a stagnation of theory and application on the health side, which lacks the detail and temporal perspectives now seen as critical to understanding residential mobility decisions. Through a critical re-think of mobility processes with respect to health outcomes and an exploitation of longitudinal analytical techniques, we argue that health geographers have the potential to better understand and identify the relationship that residential mobility has with health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-133
Number of pages22
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Issue number1
Early online date19 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018


  • adverse life events
  • childhood
  • health behavior
  • mental health
  • migration
  • residential mobility


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