Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/30667
Appears in Collections:Accounting and Finance Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Do Europeans view their Homes as Castles? Home Ownership and Poverty Perception throughout Europe
Author(s): Watson, Duncan
Webb, Robert
Contact Email: r.m.webb@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Home ownership
Housing
Relative poverty
Housing policy
Housing market
Home ownership rates
Mortgage loans
Public assistance programs
Income inequality
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2009
Citation: Watson D & Webb R (2009) Do Europeans view their Homes as Castles? Home Ownership and Poverty Perception throughout Europe. Urban Studies, 46 (9), pp. 1787-1805. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098009106020
Abstract: The paper investigates the notion that homeownership affects poverty perception. This is investigated by utilising a logit model to analyse various characteristics of homeowners in 11 different European nations. Overall, the analysis fails to reject the notion that homeowners throughout Europe are less likely to perceive themselves as living in poverty, but no evidence is found that homeownership is more valued in nations with high owner-occupancy rates. However, support is found for the notion that homeownership is used as a form of security in countries that experience greater income inequality.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0042098009106020
Rights: The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Watson-Webb 2009.pdfFulltext - Published Version206.91 kBAdobe PDFUnder Permanent Embargo    Request a copy

Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependent on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.



This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.