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Demographic Change and the Housing Market: Evidence from a Comparison of Scotland and England

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  • Eric Levin

    (Department of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow, 25 Bute Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RS, UK, e.levin@socsci.gla.ac.uk)

  • Alberto Montagnoli

    (Department of Economics, University of Stirling, 3B62 Cottrell Building, Stirling, FK9 4BR, UK, alberto.montagnoli@stir.ac.uk)

  • Robert E. Wright

    (Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde, 130 Rottenrow, Glasgow, G4 0GE, UK, r.e.wright@strath.ac.uk)

Abstract

This paper examines the impact of demographic change on the housing market. More specifically, a difference-in-differences methodology is used to explore the effect of population decline and population ageing on house prices in Scotland and England/Wales. The analysis suggests that population decline and population ageing put downward pressure on prices. Therefore, the long-run trend of rising real house prices can not be assumed to continue into the future, particularly in Scotland.

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  • Eric Levin & Alberto Montagnoli & Robert E. Wright, 2009. "Demographic Change and the Housing Market: Evidence from a Comparison of Scotland and England," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 46(1), pages 27-43, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:urbstu:v:46:y:2009:i:1:p:27-43
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