Homeownership and subjective well-being

Gintautas Bloze, Morten Skak

Publikation: Working paperForskning


Favouring homeownership is an important part of housing policies in many countries. Although this may be explained by the preferences of the majority of voters, it may also be because homeownership is believed to have positive effects on individuals’ behaviour and welfare. Previous research seems to indicate that homeownership increases individual welfare, but it is difficult to control for all other factors that may influence and bias the results. Based on panel data from Danish surveys on living conditions from the years 1976, 1986 and 2000, the paper presents an analysis of homeownership and subjective well-being.
UdgiverDepartment of Business and Economics, SDU
Antal sider18
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-87-91657-41-2
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2010


  • Homeownership
  • Subjective well-being
  • Panel data