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Open Access Residential Emancipation and the Housing Provision System: Regional Heterogeneity in the Spanish Model Emancipación residencial y sistema de provisión de vivienda: la heterogeneidad autonómica del modelo español

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Residential emancipation in Spain is not unaffected by the characteristics of the broader housing context. As a process, emancipation is not only dependent on the individual attributes of young people, but can also be explained by a provision system characterized by the predominance of home ownership (in detriment to rental housing) and high prices, which make access to housing difficult for young people. Drawing on sources such as the Spanish Labour Force Survey and the Housing Census (2001 and 2011), this article confirms the existence of internal heterogeneity, arguing that the different characteristics of the tenancy system of primary residencies and in efforts to access available housing on the market – from a comparative regional perspective – are influencing emancipation.

La emancipación residencial en España no es ajena a las características del contexto de vivienda en el que se desarrolla. Como proceso, la emancipación no depende únicamente de atributos individuales de los jóvenes, sino que además se explica por un sistema de provisión caracterizado por el predominio de la vivienda libre en propiedad (en detrimento del alquiler) y elevados precios que, en cualquier caso, suponen esfuerzos de acceso excesivos para el colectivo juvenil. Recurriendo a fuentes como la EPA y los Censos de Viviendas (2001 y 2011), el presente artículo constata la existencia de heterogeneidad interna, argumentando que las características diferenciales en el régimen de tenencia de las viviendas principales y en los esfuerzos de acceso a la vivienda libre, desde una perspectiva autonómica comparada, están incidiendo en la emancipación.

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Language: Spanish

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 2017

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  • Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas (REIS) is a quarterly publication of the Center for Sociological Research (Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas - CIS), and constitutes one of the main editorial activities of CIS. REIS was first published in 1978, with the main goal of disseminating the results of sociological research aiming at a better understanding of the Spanish society. Its historic course and the high level of quality demanded on its contributions has situated REIS in an outstanding position as a reference journal in the area of the Social Sciences. The journal covers a wide range of topics in the field of Sociology and Political Science in general.

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