Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/88962
Authors: 
Garabato, Natalia
Ramada-Sarasola, Magdalena
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
IDB Working Paper Series IDB-WP-258
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes the determinants of housing demand for Uruguay and the extent to which housing policies have an impact on their target population. The paper first analyzes the determinants of housing demand, following an approach based on Rosen’s (1974) two-step procedure consisting of fitting a hedonic price regression in 34 different geographical units (or markets) to estimate a housing demand function. The determinants of formality and ownership choices were examined using a multinomial logit framework. Determinants of these choices include both household demographic attributes and access to and use of public housing programs and other social programs. Policy recommendations are offered on the basis of the finding that a price and income-inelastic formal housing market greatly contrasts with a rather price and income-elastic informal housing market.
JEL: 
G21
I38
O54
R21
R28
R38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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