IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/sae/urbstu/v48y2011i11p2211-2229.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

International Migration, Housing Demand and Access to Homeownership in the UK

Author

Listed:
  • Christian Nygaard

    ()

Abstract

Since the mid 1980s, the UK has experienced a prolonged period of net international migration with debate as to its impact on economic benefits and costs. A third of projected new households in the next 15–20 years are expected to come from net migration. This article examines international migration and housing demand in light of the conventional understanding of British housing markets and the extent to which there are differences in demand and access to homeownership across international migrant groups. Demographic and socioeconomic factors as well as length of residence are found to be significant determinants of homeownership. However, there are also differences in homeownership attainment that may be related to ethno-cultural differences or unobserved wealth effects and mortgage market institutional factors. The role of socioeconomic factors has implications for skills-based migration to the UK if a policy concern is house price pressure and migration.

Suggested Citation

  • Christian Nygaard, 2011. "International Migration, Housing Demand and Access to Homeownership in the UK," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 48(11), pages 2211-2229, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:urbstu:v:48:y:2011:i:11:p:2211-2229
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://usj.sagepub.com/content/48/11/2211.abstract
    Download Restriction: no

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Volker Grossmann & Andreas Schäfer & Thomas Steger, 2013. "Migration, Capital Formation, and House Prices," CESifo Working Paper Series 4146, CESifo Group Munich.
    2. Grossmann, Volker & Schäfer, Andreas & Steger, Thomas & Fuchs, Benjamin, 2017. "Reversal of migration flows: A fresh look at the German reunification," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 109(C), pages 1-15.
    3. Grossmann, Volker & Schäfer, Andreas & Steger, Thomas M., 2015. "On the Interaction Between Migration, Capital Formation, and the Price for Housing Services," Annual Conference 2015 (Muenster): Economic Development - Theory and Policy 113172, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
    4. Geoffrey Meen, 2012. "The Adjustment of Housing Markets to Migration Change: Lessons from Modern History," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 59(5), pages 500-522, November.
    5. Byrne, David & Duffy, David & FitzGerald, John, 2014. "Household Formation and Tenure Choice: Did the great Irish housing bust alter consumer behaviour?," Papers WP487, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:sae:urbstu:v:48:y:2011:i:11:p:2211-2229. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (SAGE Publications). General contact details of provider: http://www.gla.ac.uk/departments/urbanstudiesjournal .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.