Demographic Change and Housing Wealth:

Home-owners, Pensions and Asset-based Welfare in Europe

Authors: Doling, John, Elsinga, Marja

  • Presents unique results from an EU-project combining results from quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Puts the European discussion on ageing societies in an Asian perspective
  • Overview of the link between two fields of study mostly considered separately: housing and pensions
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Across the EU, populations are shrinking and ageing. An increasing burden is being placed on a smaller working population to generate the taxes required for pensions and care costs. Welfare states are weakening in many countries and across Europe, households are being increasingly expected to plan for their retirement and future care needs within this risky environment. At the same time, the proportion of people buying their own home in most countries has risen, so that some two-thirds of European households now own their homes.  Housing equity now considerably exceeds total European GDP.

This book discusses questions like: to what extent might home ownership provide a potential cure for some of the consequences of ageing populations by realizing housing equity in order to meet the consumption needs of older people? What does this mean for patterns of inheritance and longer-term inequalities across Europe? And to what extent are governments banking on their citizens utilising their housing wealth now and in the future?

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Issues and Approaches

    Doling, John (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Homeownership Rates

    Doling, John (et al.)

    Pages 25-45

  • Housing Wealth in the Household Portfolio

    Doling, John (et al.)

    Pages 47-69

  • Housing Asset Strategies for Old Age

    Doling, John (et al.)

    Pages 71-100

  • Homeownership as a Pension

    Doling, John (et al.)

    Pages 101-117

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9572-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Demographic Change and Housing Wealth:
Book Subtitle
Home-owners, Pensions and Asset-based Welfare in Europe
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4384-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4384-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4383-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9572-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 164
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