IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Demand for owner-occupied homes in Danish municipalities - a spatial analysis


  • Jorgen Lauridsen


  • Morten Skak


  • Niels Erih Holm Nannerup



Theories on determinants of demand for owner occupied homes are summarised. An operational model which can be applied for empirical testing of theory is established. The model is estimated using Danish data. Theoretical determinants of the demand for owner occupied homes include social composition of population (age, social benefit receivers, household composition, civil status, education, nationality), economic ability (income), public regulation (regulation of house rent, housing subsidies, taxation), competition from alternative residence forms (measured by supply of subsidized housing), and population density. The data to be applied are aggregate data for 270 Danish municipalities, available annually for the period 1994-2004. An initial model specifies that the effects of the determinants are constant during the period 1994-2004. Presence of non-linearity, time trends, parametric instability and spatial spill-over are investigated and accounted for. Upon these adjustment, the empirical results generally confirm that the impacts of these determinants correspond to theory.

Suggested Citation

  • Jorgen Lauridsen & Morten Skak & Niels Erih Holm Nannerup, 2005. "Demand for owner-occupied homes in Danish municipalities - a spatial analysis," ERSA conference papers ersa05p238, European Regional Science Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa05p238

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:


    Access and download statistics


    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:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa05p238. 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: (Gunther Maier). General contact details of provider: .

    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.