Quotation Angel, Stefan. 2021. Housing regimes and residualization of the subsidized rental sector in Europe 2005-2016. Housing Studies. 1-21.




Residualization refers to the process whereby publicly subsidized rental housing moves towards a position in which it provides only a safety net for low-income households. In this paper we quantify residualization based on the income profile of households in the below market rates (BMR) rental sector. Various residualization indicators for 12 European countries from EU-SILC data are calculated. First, we explore the effect of the size of the BMR sector and the cost of alternative tenure types on residualization. Second, we investigate if there are similar trends of residualization from 2005 to 2016. We find that decreases in the share of the BMR sector are associated with significant increases in residualization. Increases in rent differences between the BMR and market rate rental sector are related to larger degrees of residualization. We further observe a rising level of residualization for most countries. However, countries with allocation systems that aim at broader income groups still display the lowest degree of residualization.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Housing Studies
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new VW-C
Language English
Title Housing regimes and residualization of the subsidized rental sector in Europe 2005-2016
Year 2021
Page from 1
Page to 21
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02673037.2021.1921122
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2021.1921122
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02673037.2021.1921122


Angel, Stefan (Former researcher)
Institute for Social Policy IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5334 Political economic policy (Details)
5405 Empirical social research (Details)
5427 Poverty research, social exclusion (Details)
5911 Social policy (Details)
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