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Demographic Change and Housing Wealth

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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

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
Address
Kortrijksesteenweg 14
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tom Meyvis (Dr.)
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 85 150,80
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jens V. Kierkegaard (Mr.)
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 115 680
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eliisa Särkilahti (Dr.)
ASSOCIATION NATIONALE POUR L'INFORMATION SUR LE LOGEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 34 701,60
Address
Boulevard Saint-martin 2
75010 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bernard Vorms (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 94 008
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Reinold (Ms.)
VAROSKUTATAS (METROPOLITAN RESEARCHINSTITUTE) KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 117 201,60
Address
Lonyay Utca 34 Iii/21
1093 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
József Hegedüs (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 208 421,25
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marja Elsinga (Dr.)
CENTRO DE ESTUDOS PARA A INTERVENCAO SOCIAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 64 599,30
Address
Avenida 5 De Outubro 12 4 Esq
1050-056 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
José Carlos Amaral (Mr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 82 440
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jože Glazer (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 135 528
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Scott Shurtleff (Mr.)
AGE PLATFORM EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 12 305
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anne-Sophie Parent (Ms.)
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact