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A Study of Housing Subsidies in the Philippines

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  • Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C.
  • Llanto, Gilberto M.
  • Sanchez-Robielos, Maria Teresa
  • Tang, Marie Christine

Abstract

The government has estimated big amount of money for building new housing units and renovation/upgrading of old housing units for the 1993-1998. The rapid formation of new households has contributed to an acute demand for housing. Hence, the existence of demand-supply gap, mostly prominent in the lower end of the housing market. This engenders government intervention in the form of regulation, production and financing measures. This study reviews housing subsidy program. In particular, the study aims to measure the different types of subsidies provided in the housing sector, determine the incidence of benefits of the subsidies/identify who bears the burden of subsidies and recommend alternative options for providing subsidies to the most deserving beneficiaries.

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Paper provided by Philippine Institute for Development Studies in its series Discussion Papers with number DP 1998-42.

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Length: 87
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:phd:dpaper:dp_1998-42

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Keywords: tariff; housing program; incidence of subsidies; housing subsidy;

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  1. Agrawal, Nisha, 1988. "The Economic Effects of Public Housing in Australia," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 64(187), pages 254-67, December.
  2. Albon, Robert & Findlay, Christopher & Piggott, John, 1984. "The Welfare Costs of Owner-Occupier Housing Subsidies: Inflation, Tax Treatment, and Interest Rate Regulation," Australian Economic Papers, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 23(43), pages 206-18, December.
  3. Gyourko, Joseph & Linneman, Peter, 1989. "Equity and efficiency aspects of rent control: An empirical study of New York City," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 54-74, July.
  4. Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C. & Llanto, Gilberto M. & Sanchez-Robielos, Maria Teresa & Tang, Marie Christine, 1998. "A Study of Housing Subsidies in the Philippines," Discussion Papers, Philippine Institute for Development Studies DP 1998-42, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  5. Rosen, Harvey S., 1985. "Housing subsidies: Effects on housing decisions, efficiency, and equity," Handbook of Public Economics, Elsevier, in: A. J. Auerbach & M. Feldstein (ed.), Handbook of Public Economics, edition 1, volume 1, chapter 7, pages 375-420 Elsevier.
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Cited by:
  1. Ballesteros, Marife M., 2001. "The Dynamics of Housing Demand in the Philippines: Income and Lifecycle Effects," Discussion Papers, Philippine Institute for Development Studies DP 2001-15, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  2. Lamberte, Mario B. & Yap, Josef T., 1999. "Scenarios for Economic Recovery: The Philippines," Discussion Papers, Philippine Institute for Development Studies DP 1999-05, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
  3. Orbeta, Aniceto Jr. C. & Llanto, Gilberto M. & Sanchez-Robielos, Maria Teresa & Tang, Marie Christine, 1998. "A Study of Housing Subsidies in the Philippines," Discussion Papers, Philippine Institute for Development Studies DP 1998-42, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
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