Demographic and Policy Factors Affecting Homeownership Across OECD Countries

Authored by: Mark Calabria , Vanessa Brown Calder

The Routledge Handbook of Housing Policy and Planning

Print publication date:  July  2019
Online publication date:  July  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138188433
eBook ISBN: 9781315642338
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The purpose of this chapter is to examine the factors that influence homeownership rates. We compare homeownernship rates across OECD countries through time and review relevant explanatory variables. We find that demographic characteristics such as age and marriage rates, residential mobility, and urbanization affect homeownership rates. These demographic characteristics will be important for how homeownership rates evolve in coming years.

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