Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33744
Authors: 
Diaz-Serrano, Luis
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 2318
Abstract: 
We investigate the determinants of housing satisfaction in twelve EU countries. To do so, we use panel data covering the period 1994-2001, which allows us to control for individual heterogeneity. We carry out separate estimates on the determinants of housing satisfaction for homeowners and for renters and observe that: i) the tenure status is critical in determining the level of housing satisfaction; ii) housing satisfaction acts as trigger event of housing mobility, and; iii) dissatisfied renters are more likely to move than their homeowners counterparts. Our results also allow us to conclude that self-reported housing satisfaction is a meaningful variable able to explain individual's objective economic behavior, since it is able to anticipate movements in the households' demand for housing
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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