Homeownership, Political Participation, and Social Capital in Post- Communist Countries and Western Europe
Peter Huber () and
Josef Montag ()
No 2018-74, MENDELU Working Papers in Business and Economics from Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Business and Economics
We study whether the positive effects of homeownership on political participation and social capital, found in developed market economies, extend to post-communist countries. We find that homeownership is strongly related to higher participation in local-level and national elections. In post- communist countries, homeownership is also related to higher social trust. However, the positive association between homeownership and volunteering found in developed market economies does not extend to post-communist countries. Together, our results corroborate that homeownership is associated with positive social benefits. However, these effects are highly heterogeneous and context- dependent.
Keywords: Homeownership; social capital; political participation; post-communist countries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D62 D72 P14 P26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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