Is owning your home good for your health? Evidence from exogenous variations in subsidies in England

Thursday 7 June 2018, 2.00PM3.15pm

Speaker(s): Dr Eleonora Fichera, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Department of Economics, University of Bath

Abstract: The 'Right to Buy' policy gives secure long-term tenants of publicly rented housing a discount in order to encourage them to buy their home. Using macro- and micro-level analyses, we exploit the structure of this policy to investigate the causal effects of home ownership on health. In both analyses, home ownership is associated with higher levels of health and well-being. Further models suggest that the mechanisms through which home ownership affects health may operate via labour markets with new job opportunities, extra time saved travelling and resources available for healthy leisure activities.

Location: ARRC Auditorium A/RC/014

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