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The Danger of High Home Ownership: Greater Unemployment

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Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics, University of Warwick
Chair: André Astrow, Senior Consultant and Project Director, International Economics, Chatham House


Although encouraging home ownership has been a major policy objective for Western governments in recent decades, the author of the Chatham House-CAGE Briefing Paper, The Danger of High Home Ownership: Greater Unemployment, will argue that evidence from the United States strongly suggests that high home ownership is a major reason for the high unemployment rates of the industrialized nations in the post-war era.

The Briefing Paper is the tenth publication in the Chatham House-CAGE series, published in partnership with the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick.

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