House prices, wealth effects and labour supply

Disney, Richard and Gathergood, John (2017) House prices, wealth effects and labour supply. Economica . ISSN 1468-0335

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Abstract

We examine the impact of house prices on labour supply decisions using UK micro data. We combine household survey data with local level house price measures and controls for local labour demand. Our micro data also allows us to control for individual level income expectations. We find significant house price effects on labour supply, consistent with leisure being a normal good. Labour supply responses to house prices are concentrated among young married female owners and older owners. This finding suggests house prices affect the decisions of marginal workers in the economy. Our estimates imply house prices are economically important for the participation decisions for these workers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Disney, R. and Gathergood, J. (2017), House Prices, Wealth Effects and Labour Supply. Economica. doi:10.1111/ecca.12253, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ecca.12253/abstract. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."
Keywords: Labour supply; Wealth effects; House prices
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Identification Number: 10.1111/ecca.12253
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 11:03
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2017 06:18
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/43939

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