Title
Reference housing costs for adequate dwellings in ten European capitals Reference housing costs for adequate dwellings in ten European capitals
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Sociology
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Sociology
Source (journal)
Critical housing analysis
Volume/pages
3(2016) :1 , p. 1-9
ISSN
2336-2839
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
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Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Providing adequate housing at affordable prices remains a challenge for all welfare states. As part of a pilot project for developing a common methodology for reference budgets in the European Union, reference rents and other housing costs (energy, taxes, maintenance) corresponding to adequate dwellings for four hypothetical households living in nine capital regions of the EU were estimated. In this paper, we discuss the approach that we have taken. Quality criteria for adequate housing were derived from EU indicators of housing deprivation, and the recent UK Housing Standards Review. We used data from the Study of Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) of 2012. Unsurprisingly, the estimates of reference rents vary strongly across capitals, reflecting cross-national differences in the level of the average rent. By contrast, other housing costs, which mainly reflect energy costs, vary much less.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/a38b48/134373.pdf
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