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The Dynamics of Housing Allowance Claims in Sweden: A discrete-time hazard analysis
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research. (Housing Economics)
2006 (English)In: European Journal of Housing Policy, ISSN 1461-6718, Vol. 6, no 1, 1-29 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.
Keyword [en]
Housing allowance, discrete time hazard, duration dependence
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-23838DOI: doi:10.1080/146167106005855708OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-23838DiVA: diva2:51612
Available from: 2007-02-01 Created: 2007-02-01 Last updated: 2009-12-16Bibliographically approved

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