Wealth Inequalities and Homeownership – Two Perspectives

Sebastian Will, (University of Freiburg, Germany)

The provision of affordable housing has been a matter of great concern in almost all middle- and high-income countries for at least the last two decades. For many households, the own home is the single biggest asset. Accordingly, homeownership plays a key role in shaping wealth inequalities. In this article, Sebastian Will first briefly discusses various housing regime indicators. Secondly, he calculates Gini coefficients in order to examine wealth inequalities with and without housing wealth and for subdivisions of renting and owning households.

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September 15, 2023 | News