New research on “My House or our Home? Transitions into Sole Homeownership in British Couples” in collaboration with Philipp Lersch (University of Cologne) is now published online in Demographic Research.
In this study we challenge the assumption that both partners in couples own their homes jointly, and examine the individual ownership configurations within couples in Britain. Using longitudinal data from the British Household Panel Survey (1992–2008) and the UK Household Longitudinal Study (2010–2011), we find that 8% of partnered individuals in owner-occupancy are sole homeowners. Despite many individuals become sole homeowners at union formation by remaining the owner of a pre-union home, a substantial share of partnered individuals become sole-homeowners during their unions. See more results here