Inequalities in the transition to homeownership among young people in Scotland
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Homeownership levels among young adults in the UK are declining. This paper compares youth transitions to homeownership in Scotland during the 1990s and 2000s by examining the roles of both personal and parental socio-economic characteristics and local house prices. It demonstrates demographic diversity among young people, with gender and partnership status interacting to shape their transitions to homeownership. The findings reveal that, although single women are less likely than single men to become homeowners, women are more likely to make the transition if they live with a partner. For all young adults, patterns of advantage and disadvantage are defined by personal resources and parental background. While many of these inequalities have persisted over time, the distance between the most and least advantaged has widened, new inequalities have emerged and local housing markets have come to play a greater role for some.
Fiori , F , Graham , E & Feng , Z 2019 , ' Inequalities in the transition to homeownership among young people in Scotland ' , Housing Studies , vol. Latest Articles . https://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2019.1614537
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DescriptionThis research was funded by ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative, Grant number ES/K003747/1.
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