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The move to housing ownership in temporal and regional contexts


  • M C Deurloo
  • W A V Clark
  • F M Dieleman


A previous longitudinal study of households who make the change from renting to owning demonstrated the close connections between the tenure change and family composition. Specifically, there is a short period in which decisions with respect both to family changes and to house purchase occur. In this paper the authors extend that work and elaborate the findings by directly incorporating a measure of family composition change and analyzing its 'triggering effect' on the tenure change, and by enlarging the temporal and regional context analysis. Shifts from couples to families and increases in income trigger moves to ownership. Also, there are interaction effects between the regional contexts and time periods. A notable finding is that the economic climate affects some groups of households more than others. From the 1980s on, low-income households and one-earner families have been seriously affected in their ability to enter the homeowner housing market.

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  • M C Deurloo & W A V Clark & F M Dieleman, 1994. "The move to housing ownership in temporal and regional contexts," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 26(11), pages 1659-1670, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:26:y:1994:i:11:p:1659-1670

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    1. Hill Kulu & Andres Vikat, 2007. "Fertility differences by housing type: an effect of housing conditions or of selective moves?," MPIDR Working Papers WP-2007-014, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
    2. Tracy M. Turner & Marc T. Smith, 2009. "Exits From Homeownership: The Effects Of Race, Ethnicity, And Income," Journal of Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 49(1), pages 1-32.
    3. Hill Kulu & Fiona Steele, 2013. "Interrelationships Between Childbearing and Housing Transitions in the Family Life Course," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 50(5), pages 1687-1714, October.
    4. Borgoni, Riccardo & Michelangeli, Alessandra & Pirola, Federica, 2018. "Residential Satisfaction for a Continuum of Households: Evidence from European Countries," GLO Discussion Paper Series 190, Global Labor Organization (GLO).
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