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Household Formation and Tenure Choice. ESRI Research Notes 2014/2/2

Byrne, David and Duffy, David and FitzGerald, John (2014) Household Formation and Tenure Choice. ESRI Research Notes 2014/2/2. UNSPECIFIED.

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    In an article in the Spring Commentary we considered the effect of prospective demographic changes on the need for additional dwellings over the coming decade (Duffy et al., 2014). A range of different scenarios were considered suggesting that there was a need for between 19,000 and 33,000 additional dwellings a year. The range of estimates depended on assumptions about migration and headship rates – the proportion of people of a particular age who are the head of an independent household. This note presented evidence that headship rates in Ireland had risen over the last decade but that they are still lower than in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and France. However, as was indicated in the article, the factors driving headship rates were not well defined, which left uncertainty as to how they would move in the future. This note presents evidence from recent research which focuses on the factors driving household formation and tenure choice.

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    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > general
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin > ESRI Research Notes
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2019 17:14
    Number of Pages: 11
    Last Modified: 29 Nov 2019 17:14

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