Residential patterns of low-income individuals: effects of housing supply and income inequality

In this project, we investigate how housing supply and income inequality affect the housing situation of low-income individuals. We start by describing how new constructions have changed the housing stock over time as well as how the residential patterns of low-income individuals have developed.

Our main research questions are:

  1. How does construction of different types of housing units affect housing availability for low-income individuals?
  2. What are the consequences of renovations, tenure conversions, and evictions?
  3. Can income redistribution prevent residential segregation by income between neighborhoods?

To answer these questions, we have access to panel data over the entire Swedish population and housing stock from 1990 and onwards. Using quantitative statistical methods, we aim at uncovering causal relationships.

Project start



Jan Wallanders och Tom Hedelius Stiftelse
Tore Browaldhs Stiftelse


Che-Yuan Liang, (project manager)
Ina Blind, Kristianstad University
Oscar Erixson, researcher

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