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Home ownership and social mobility
Jo Blanden and Stephen Machin
July 2017
Paper No' CEPCP508:
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CentrePiece 22 (2) Summer 2017

JEL Classification: R31; J11; J62

Tags: housing; intergenerational mobility; cohorts

There is much talk about the difficulties that many young people in Britain face in trying to acquire their first home. Research by Jo Blanden and Stephen Machin explores the links between home ownership and social mobility, and finds evidence of wealth inequality being increasingly transmitted between the generations.

This article summarises ‘Home Ownership and Social Mobility’ by Jo Blanden and Stephen Machin, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1466.