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Paper eres2014_22:
Housing and Poverty. Concepts and Analysis

id eres2014_22
authors Taltavull de La Paz, Paloma; Francisco Juarez
year 2014
title Housing and Poverty. Concepts and Analysis
source 21st Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Bucharest, Romania
summary The literature approach the lack on housing as one of the consequences of household poverty. This paper turns around the argument and assesses how housing tenure triggers poverty situations. It estimates several affordability indicators associated to housing tenure, finding empirical evidence of different poverty threshold among Spanish households depending on their tenant status. Using micro-data of the Survey of Quality of Life for Spain , data is segmented by residential tenure and calculate poverty lines for homeowners, renters (both at a market prices and below market prices) and the free housing , the four tenure formulas existing in the Spanish housing market. Results suggest that high ownership rate has prevent from poverty to a large number of homeowners with income below the poverty line, especially after the economic crisis in Spain.
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session D : Housing Markets & Economics
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