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A small history of the homeownership ideal

@inproceedings{Kohl2018ASH,
  title={A small history of the homeownership ideal},
  author={Sebastian Kohl},
  year={2018}
}
America's "infatuation with homeownership" has been identified as one cause of the latest financial crisis. Based on codings of 1,809 party manifestos in 19 OECD countries since 1945, this paper addresses the question of where the political ideal to democratize homeownership came from. While conservative parties have defended homeownership across countries and time, center-left parties have oscillated between a pro-homeownership and a pro-rental position. The former occurs in Anglo-Saxon… Expand

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