Homeownership and Wealth Accumulation

  • Mariacristina Rossi
  • Eva M. Sierminska


This chapter elaborates on the relationship between homeownership and wealth, particularly investigating whether homeowners have additional wealth, which seems to be the case. We run the empirical analysis using the Household Finance and Consumption Survey (HFCS) data for two waves and point to differences that exist among women and men. The chapter also questions the risks that an excessively illiquid portfolio might generate.


Homeownership and wealth Housing Life cycle 


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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

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