Empty Housing in America, Housing Needs, Shadow Banks and the Sharing Economy
44 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2014 Last revised: 19 May 2015
Date Written: June 30, 2014
The credit crisis has revealed economic inequalities across the world, yet it has emphasized transitions in the way middle class and working class people have handled wealth and consumption. This has mostly been focused in the press on changes in home ownership but has had dramatic effects in how and where people live as well as in their use of automobiles and their living spaces. This paper examines some of these changes in a general context of the degradation of the quality of life of Americans.
Keywords: sharing economy, vacant housing, credit crisis
JEL Classification: D10, D11, D13,D31, ,D60, D62, E21, E22, E31, G21, G32, H00, H30, I31
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