Housing wealth inequalities in Scotland: an evidence review

Recent debates on economic policy have drawn attention to the distribution of wealth and its impact on living standards across the life course and beyond (Atkinson 2015; Piketty 2014). In majority home ownership systems like Scotland, housing is an important and a dynamic component of wealth. The expansion of home ownership, allied to a sustained rise in house prices ahead of incomes, served for many years to reduce wealth inequality across the UK, but since the mid-2000s this effect has reversed, contributing to greater inequality.

Author(s): Adriana Mihaela Soaita, Ken Gibb, Duncan MacLennan
Published: 30 July 2019
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