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Homeownership and ill-being

  • Bloze, Gintautas

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    (Department of Business and Economics)

  • Skak, Morten

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    (Department of Business and Economics)

Social policy aims to relieve the ill-being of low income groups, and housing policies in many European countries promote homeownership for low-income households. Previous economic research on subjective well-being seems to indicate that homeownership increases subjective well-being, but little research is done on the relations between homeownership and ill-being. The present study tries to fill some of this gap by use of panel data from three Danish surveys on living conditions in the years 1976, 1986 and 2000.

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Paper provided by Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark in its series Discussion Papers of Business and Economics with number 5/2011.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 01 Aug 2011
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:sdueko:2011_005
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