A State Housing Database: 1993-2009

Posted: 21 Dec 2010

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Arthur Grimes

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust

Steven Stillman

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Hugh McDonald

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust

Alex Olssen

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust

Date Written: November 1, 2010

Abstract

The 1990s saw a significant sell-off of state houses in New Zealand, while the 2000s saw a material rebuilding of the state house inventory. We provide in-depth documentation of a rich spatially-defined dataset of the stock, acquisition and disposal of New Zealand’s state houses since the early 1990s. The paper examines the dataset’s reliability and outlines major national and regional state housing trends since 1993. We detail the levels and changes in density of state housing in New Zealand’s major urban areas, and relate these measures to the areas’ deprivation status. The richness and completeness of the dataset, and the fact that it covers two distinct policy periods (driven primarily by exogenous political preferences), means that it can provide a strong basis for detailed studies on the societal and individual impacts of homeownership and related matters. We discuss future research possibilities that utilise this dataset.

Keywords: State Housing, Public Housing, Housing Assistance, New Zealand

JEL Classification: H42, H76, R31

Suggested Citation

Grimes, Arthur and Stillman, Steven and McDonald, Hugh and Olssen, Alex, A State Housing Database: 1993-2009 (November 1, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1710319

Arthur Grimes (Contact Author)

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Steven Stillman

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Hugh McDonald

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Alex Olssen

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust ( email )

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P.O. Box 24390
Wellington, 6142
New Zealand

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