Housing tenure in Ireland
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Somerville, R. A. 'Housing tenure in Ireland'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 38, no. 1, Spring, 2007, pp. 107?134, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
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This paper investigates the sources of the extremely high level of owner occupation in Ireland. After using census data to explore the evolution of this phenomenon, the paper makes a cross-country comparison of owner occupation within the EU-15. Explanations are found for the high level of owner occupation that go beyond fiscal privilege to include wider microeconomic factors, as well as historical factors. Within the EU-15, the Irish housing stock is exceptional not just in the high incidence of owner occupation, but also in the small number of dwellings relative to population.
Author: Somerville, R. A.
Publisher:Economic & Social Research Institute
Type of material:Journal Article
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