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Youth dwellings, higher education, and childbearing
Uppsala University. (Institute for Housing and Urban Research (IBF), Uppsala University and the Expert Group on Public Economics (ESO), Ministry of Finance)
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Centres, Centre for Banking and Finance, Cefin.
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Abstract [en]

Earlier research has found that housing and childbearing are linked, difficulties accessinghousing possibly delaying childbearing and negatively effecting education opportunities. Toincrease housing accessibility, some municipalities have earmarked apartments for youngadults. These “youth dwellings” are criticized for being small and not necessarily facilitatingfamily formation and fertility, better suiting students’ needs. We analyze the childbearing andeducation patterns of young adults entering youth housing in 1996. We follow them for 14years to examine the causal effect of youth housing on childbearing and higher educationusing a propensity score matching technique. Results indicates that gaining access to small,low-rent inner-city rental apartments earmarked for young adults promote higher educationbut negatively affect childbearing, unless the rest of the housing market permits these rentersto advance their housing careers.

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2015. , 21 p.
, Working Paper Series, Department of Real Estate and Construction Management & Centre for Banking and Finance (cefin), 2015:3
Keyword [en]
Housing market, Youth housing, Childbearing, Higher education
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Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-159238OAI: diva2:783675

Qc 20150205

Available from: 2015-01-26 Created: 2015-01-26 Last updated: 2015-02-05Bibliographically approved

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