The Dynamics of Housing Allowance Claims in Sweden: A discrete-time hazard analysis
2006 (English)In: European Journal of Housing Policy, ISSN 1461-6718, Vol. 6, no 1, 1-29 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper analyses the dynamics of the duration of housing allowance claims in Sweden during the period 1991 to 2002. The central concern in this paper is whether the Swedish housing allowance system creates dependence on welfare. Using longitudinal data from Swedish micro-database LINDA, this paper found that there is no evidence of negative duration dependence arising from the duration of housing allowance claims. This finding is consistent across different model specifications and various controls of the heterogeneity issue. Hence we come to the conclusion that a recipient’s exit rate from the system does not
decrease over the duration claim. This paper also shows that the demographic characteristics,
educational background, labour market status and economic contextual conditions play
important roles in determining recipients’ conditional probability of exiting from the housing
allowance system. However, there are substantial variations in the factors’ impact across
different household types.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 6, no 1, 1-29 p.
Housing allowance, discrete time hazard, duration dependence
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-23838DOI: doi:10.1080/146167106005855708OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-23838DiVA: diva2:51612