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International Workshop

Homeownership, Housing Wealth and the Provision of Welfare: Changing Trends, Changing Outcomes?


Workshop organised by the ENHR Working Group on Homeownership and Globalisation



Location and Dates:

PARIS, France. May 15-16th, 2014


Caroline Dewilde (Tilburg University)

John Doling (University of Birmingham)

Richard Ronald (University of Amsterdam, University of Birmingham)

Venue/hosted by:

Christian Tutin, Le Lab’Urba, Faculté de Sciences Économiques et de Gestion, Université Paris-Est Créteil, France

Call for papers (closed)

Understanding and explaining the relationships between globalisation and homeownership markets as they have been emerging in Europe has been the central theme of the meetings organized by the Working Group on Homeownership and Globalisation. For our 2014 meeting in Paris, we invite papers tackling these issues by means of a variety of research designs (single cases, comparative case studies and macro-quantitative research) and methods of analysis (qualitative, institutional comparative and quantitative). The main focus of the proposed event lies with the impact of both long-term and more recent (i.e. the Financial Crisis) changes in housing regimes – albeit idiosyncratic and path-dependent – on housing and welfare outcomes for vulnerable social groups (young people, low-income households, elderly, ethnic minorities, etc.,) across developed societies. The conference organisers aim to publish a theme issue journal/edited volume/ based around the event.

Workshop papers are encouraged to focus on the following main analytical lines: 1) approaching housing regime changes in a more systematic way than has happened hitherto, 2) identifying ‘links’ and ‘linking mechanisms’ between broader social changes (including changes in housing provision) and welfare state transformations, as well as between institutional changes and housing and welfare outcomes (e.g. through a change in the meanings and uses of housing wealth, through sustained policy choices and restructuring of welfare states, through specific housing market dynamics).

Contact email:

Lisette Damstra


Workshop Presentations

According to permission of the presenters, some of the presentations given at the workshop are made available below:


Dol, K., Etxezarretta Etxarri, A., Cano Fuentes, G., Cruz Mazo, E., Hoekstra, J., 2014. Multi-level welfare and housing: regional housing policies in the Spanish home ownership society.