Housing in the socio-ecological transition



The aim of this WP is to assess the potential impact of the socio-ecological transition on employment within the housing sector. Two main sub-fields are considered: the housing finance market and the construction sector dealing with energy savings renovation. Furthermore, the WP also considers the effect of home ownership on labour supply, including its impact on mobility and job change, on early retirement and on the creation of small businesses.

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Working papers
09/19/2013

Whereas early retirement schemes were seen as an important part of economic restructuring until the 1990s, the demographic time bomb has stimulated governments to reconsider such policies. The...

Working papers
09/19/2013

Business starts have received much attention from policy makers with regard to their possible role as economic stimulants. From the many studies that have attempted to identify drivers of small...

Working papers
09/19/2013

One of the targets of Europe 2020 is “to modernise labour markets by facilitating labour mobility”. In this respect the Oswald thesis suggests that labour mobility, and subsequently employment...

Policy briefs
09/12/2013

This policy brief is about housing and employment in the context of the socioecological and other transitions. In fact, the housing sectors of member states are large and significant in all...

Working papers
01/18/2013

The European Commission has prioritised the renovation of the existing housing stock as a means of achieving their energy-efficiency targets. Buildings account for 40% of Europe’s energy...

Working papers
12/21/2012

Since the onset of financial crisis, mortgage markets in many member states have reduced in size, broadly in proportion to changes in their GDPs, but also in relation to specific country factors....