Owning, letting and demanding second homes in Denmark

Gintautas Bloze, Morten Skak

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An increasing number of households consume housing beyond the primary home as owners of a second home. Economic studies of non-speculative demand for second homeownership are still scarce, and the present empirical study fills this gap to some extent. It is based on Danish survey data combined with administrative register data and presents estimations of the probability of owning a second home, the decision to let the second home and the number of let weeks per year. Also income elasticities for primary and second housing demand are estimated. We find a conventional monotonic increase in demand elasticities for primary housing demand for non-owners of second homes; however, owners of second homes have the highest income elasticity in the middle income group.
Original languageEnglish
Publication dateJan 2014
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014
EventENHR Private Rented Markets Seminar: The Future of Private Renting in Europe - Copenhagen Business School, København, Denmark
Duration: 20. Mar 201421. Mar 2014


ConferenceENHR Private Rented Markets Seminar
LocationCopenhagen Business School

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