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Demography and mobility

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The abertis foundation supports the Centre for Demographic Studies of the Autonomous University of Barcelona in the conduct of research into demography, which, under the title “Home ownership during boom periods, Spain 2004-2007. Socio-demographic and territorial analysis”, will analyse home ownership according to the socio-demographic and residential characteristics of homes during the period in question, for Spain as a whole, by Autonomous Communities and size of municipality. The indicators on home ownership are highly useful for studies on mobility, since this type of ownership hinders residential mobility and long-distance job displacement. In metropolitan areas, however, it is one of the factors behind the continual increase in everyday mobility, which adapts to the growing demands of flexibility in the job market, mobility with which other activities are associated, such as study, shopping and leisure.