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This paper analyzes the determinants of housing demand for Uruguay and the extent to which housing policies impact their target population. The paper first analyzes the determinants of housing demand Determinants of formality and ownership choices include both household demographic attributes and access to and use of public housing and other social programs. Policy recommendations are offered on the basis of the finding that a price and income-inelastic formal housing market greatly contrasts with a price and income-elastic informal housing market.
This document surveys the Uruguayan housing market, first describing the main housing programs and policies, then comparing their design with households’ characteristics and needs. It additionally measures Uruguay’s housing deficit using the basis deficit as well as quantitative and qualitative deficits and provides a definition of housing informality that captures most irregular housing situation ... (View publication)
Using the 2003 and 2008 Quality of Life Surveys, this paper identifies the factors that affect housing tenure decisions in Colombia. Households with higher incomes are more likely to purchase than to rent, and the choice of formal housing is positively associated with wealth. Households eligible for social housing subsidies are more likely to purchase than to rent, and those working in the informa ... (View publication)
This study analyzes the main drivers of Argentina’s housing market, including demand and tenure choice, and relates them to the macroeconomic environment in order to advance a policy agenda for housing policy reform. Structural characteristics of the market include the high concentration of the urban population in a few large cities, the association of urban poverty with the housing deficit, and o ... (View publication)
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