Does home ownership vary by sexual orientation?
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|Title:||Does home ownership vary by sexual orientation?||Authors:||Jepsen, Christopher
Jepsen, Lisa K.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4437||Date:||May-2009||Abstract:||The housing literature considers whether the probability of owning a home is different for ethnic and racial minorities than for native whites. Most studies find that minorities are less likely to own a home than their white counterparts. A logical extension of this line of research is to consider whether home-ownership rates differ based on sexual orientation. We use data on couples from the 2000 Census and find that same-sex couples are less likely to own a home than are married couples. The average value of houses owned by same-sex male couples is statistically similar to the average value of houses owned by married couples, but houses owned by same-sex female and cohabiting couples have lower average values than those owned by married couples. Conditional on owning, same-sex couples are slightly less likely to have a mortgage compared to married couples.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Elsevier||Copyright (published version):||2008 Elsevier B.V.||Keywords:||Home ownership;Housing demand;Same-sex couples;Marriage||DOI:||10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2008.11.002||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Geary Institute Research Collection|
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