Home Ownership and Housing Wealth in Comparative Perspective

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
RC28 Social Stratification (host committee)

Language: English

Housing is an important source of wealth and economic stability. However, the relative importance of housing for families’ economic well-being, stability, and intergenerational processes may differ substantially across nations. This session will feature research that documents the role of housing as source of family wealth, determinant of families’ economic trajectories, or children’s outcomes. Contributions may focus on a single national case or be cross-nationally comparative.
Session Organizer:
Fabian PFEFFER, University of Michigan, USA
Alexandra KILLEWALD, Harvard University, USA
Oral Presentations
Linking Housing Trajectories and the Transition to Adulthood Among Canadian Young Adults
Meryn SEVERSON, University of Alberta, Canada; Michelle MAROTO, University of Alberta, Canada