Home-ownership and the distribution of personal wealth: A review of the evidence
Analysis of evidence on the role that housing plays in the overall distribution of wealth in the UK.
This paper was commissioned to contribute ideas to JRF's Housing Market Taskforce. It:
- outlines the role that housing wealth plays in the overall distribution of wealth in the UK;
- explores the growth in, and distribution of, housing wealth in the past few decades; and
- considers the potential role housing wealth might play in improving the welfare of retired households and the role of inheritance and lifetime gifts on the inter-generational distribution of wealth.