Wealth and Homeownership

Women, Men and Families

  • Mariacristina Rossi
  • Eva M. Sierminska

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Mariacristina Rossi, Eva M. Sierminska
    Pages 1-17
  3. Mariacristina Rossi, Eva M. Sierminska
    Pages 19-54
  4. Mariacristina Rossi, Eva M. Sierminska
    Pages 55-91
  5. Mariacristina Rossi, Eva M. Sierminska
    Pages 93-116
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 117-122

About this book


‘Recently, economists studying wellbeing have widened their lenses beyond income to include wealth. Here, economists Rossi and Sierminska tap new high-quality datasets to assess how wealth and homeownership vary across countries, over time, and among household types. Economists and policy-makers interested in wealth will find much of interest in this book.’
—Janet C. Gornick, City University of New York, USA

‘This book attacks crucial issues, presenting well-documented facts and rigid analysis. It reveals time-trends and cross-national differences and explains the decisive role of wealth accumulation over lifetimes.’
—Klaus F. Zimmermann, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

In almost every country, wealth is predominantly constituted by housing equity, but what are the possible risks and how does wealth accumulation vary across countries? In this timely book, Rossi and Sierminska analyse the complex relationship between gender, wealth and homeownership. By providing a conceptual framework to insert homeownership and housing decisions within an economic rationale, the authors explore how gender and family types have shaped wealth accumulation and homeownership.

Mariacristina Rossi is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Turin, Italy and Senior Researcher at CeRP-CCA, Italy. Her research interests include intertemporal saving and consumption choices, household finance, development and gender economics.

Eva M. Sierminska is Senior Researcher at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Luxembourg and Research Fellow at IZA, Germany, DIW Berlin, Germany and GLO, Germany. She is a labor economist and has extensive research experience in the area of labor markets, inequality, household finance and population economics. 


Saving and investments Personal finances Real estate economics Gender economics Household finance Life-cycle perspective Wealth and homeownership Asset accumulation Wealth measurement Household economics Homeownership and gender

Authors and affiliations

  • Mariacristina Rossi
    • 1
  • Eva M. Sierminska
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management, School of Management and EconomicsUniversity of TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.LISER - Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic ResearchEsch-BelvalLuxembourg

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-92557-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-92558-5
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