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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.

Written by:
Lindsey Appleyard and Karen Rowlingson
Date published:

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.
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