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Who gets on to the property ladder in Scotland? Changing transitions to home ownership among young adults over two decades

Who gets on to the property ladder in Scotland? Changing transitions to home ownership among young adults over two decades
Who gets on to the property ladder in Scotland? Changing transitions to home ownership among young adults over two decades
Young adults in Scotland, as elsewhere in the UK, are now experiencing greater difficulties getting onto the property ladder than they did in the 1990s. This study examines the characteristics and family background of those who left the parental home and became homeowners between 2001 and 2011. It then compares their experiences with the experiences of young adults in the previous decade. The findings indicate that the advantage associated with higher education has increased but so has the influence of family background, whereas securing professional employment is less of an advantage for getting onto the property than it was in the past. Thus there is a risk of inherited inequalities becoming entrenched and further reducing the social mobility of young adults in the future
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ESRC Centre for Population Change
Graham, Elspeth
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Fiori, Francesca
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Feng, Zhiqiang
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McGowan, Teresa
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West, Genna
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Feng, Zhiqiang
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McGowan, Teresa
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Graham, Elspeth, Fiori, Francesca and Feng, Zhiqiang , McGowan, Teresa and West, Genna (eds.) (2015) Who gets on to the property ladder in Scotland? Changing transitions to home ownership among young adults over two decades (ESRC Centre for Population Change Working Papers, 26) Southampton, GB. ESRC Centre for Population Change 4pp.

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Abstract

Young adults in Scotland, as elsewhere in the UK, are now experiencing greater difficulties getting onto the property ladder than they did in the 1990s. This study examines the characteristics and family background of those who left the parental home and became homeowners between 2001 and 2011. It then compares their experiences with the experiences of young adults in the previous decade. The findings indicate that the advantage associated with higher education has increased but so has the influence of family background, whereas securing professional employment is less of an advantage for getting onto the property than it was in the past. Thus there is a risk of inherited inequalities becoming entrenched and further reducing the social mobility of young adults in the future

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Published date: 4 June 2015
Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography, Centre for Population Change

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Local EPrints ID: 377751
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/377751
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Date deposited: 19 Jun 2015 15:05
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 20:57

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