Bequething of Economic Assets – Home Ownership
Author: Seymour Spilerman
September 08, 1997
This study examines the role of parental wealth as a determinant of home ownership and housing equity in Israel.
It is part of a more extensive study based on a comprehensive survey, in which 1,600 people were chosen randomly and interviewed in matters of family income, family economic resources, and intergenerational debts between parents and children. This analysis focuses on the effect of parents’ economic resources and financial assistance on home ownership and home equity (a major component of economic resources) among the recipients’ generation.
This paper appears as a chapter in the Center’s annual publication, Israel’s Social Services 1996, and is available upon request.