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Demographic Change and Housing Wealth

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 216865

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2008

  • End date

    30 November 2010

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 647 273

  • EU contribution

    € 1 262 193

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

Objective

DEMHOW will investigate links between demographic change and housing wealth. Whereas those who rent their homes may have no housing wealth at all, for many older Europeans - perhaps 75% of the total - housing is their single largest item of wealth But, increasing numbers do not have children to whom their wealth might be bequeathed. The potential of housing assets is that they offer: older households a way of increasing their consumption; governments a way to respond to the pension crisis;and financial institutions a way to increase business. DEMHOW will investigate the ways in which, across member states, ageing populations and housing wealth are linked, how housing wealth has been used in the past and how attitudes to its use in old age are changing. In addition, it will investigate developments in policy and in financial markets that may encourage its use as a form of pension, and assess the characteristics of housing assets as a form of pension.
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

Address

Edgbaston
B15 2tt Birmingham

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 222 672,25

Administrative Contact

Robert Fekete (Mr.)

Participants (12)

Hogeschool Gent

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 89 485,20

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 85 150,80

TURUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 115 680

ASSOCIATION NATIONALE POUR L'INFORMATION SUR LE LOGEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 34 701,60

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 94 008

VAROSKUTATAS (METROPOLITAN RESEARCHINSTITUTE) KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 117 201,60

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 208 421,25

CENTRO DE ESTUDOS PARA A INTERVENCAO SOCIAL

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 64 599,30

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 82 440

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 135 528

AGE PLATFORM EUROPE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 12 305

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 216865

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2008

  • End date

    30 November 2010

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 647 273

  • EU contribution

    € 1 262 193

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

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