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A Quality Index for Spanish Housing

  • Raquel Arévalo Tomé
  • José María Chamorro Rivas

The purpose of this article is to offer an empirical analysis of the geographical differences in Spanish housing quality. We derive an index of housing quality using the Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA) in the line with Arévalo (1999). The author obtains a housing quality index by using some structural characteristics of houses and those collected in the Encuesta Básica de Presupuestos Familiares (EBPF) in Spain for the periods 1980-81 and 1990-91. In addition, this paper includes location-specific characteristics of the house using in the analysis two new variables: city size and accessibility. Results confirm that location characteristics influence house quality. It is confirmed that the inclusion of these location-specific variables shows a more realistic view of geographical differences in the Spanish house quality. Firstly, urban characteristics reveal that houses located in densely populated cities do not significantly improve their quality whereas there is significant quality deterioration within sparsely populated cities. Secondly, as was to be expected, consideration of accessibility attributes reveals quality improvements of housing situated within those sparsely populated areas that have good road communication with densely populated cities.

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Paper provided by Universidade de Vigo, Departamento de Economía Aplicada in its series Working Papers with number 0309.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2003
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Handle: RePEc:vig:wpaper:0309
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  1. Edward Shinnick, 1997. "Measuring Irish housing quality," Journal of Economic Studies, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 24(1/2), pages 95-119, January.
  2. Marvin L. Wolverton & Jimmy Senteza, 2000. "Hedonic Estimates of Regional Constant Quality House Prices," Journal of Real Estate Research, American Real Estate Society, vol. 19(3), pages 235-253.
  3. Denis Conniffe & David Duffy, 1999. "Irish House Price Indices ? Methodological Issues," Papers WP110, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
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