New scientific book: Wealth and homeownership – gender and family perspectives

Two Fellows of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) have just published a new study on “Wealth and Homeownership: Women, Men and Families” with the prominent publisher Palgrave Macmillan. In this timely book, Mariacristina Rossi and Eva Sierminska analyze the complex relationship between gender, wealth and homeownership. By providing a conceptual framework to insert homeownership and housing decisions within an economic rationale, the authors explore how gender and family types have shaped wealth accumulation and homeownership.​

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GLO Fellow Mariacristina Rossi is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Turin, Italy. Her research interests include intertemporal saving and consumption choices, household finance, development and gender economics.

GLO Fellow Mariacristina Rossi

GLO Fellow Eva M. Sierminska is Senior Researcher at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Luxembourg. She is a labor economist and has extensive research experience in the area of labor markets, inequality, household finance and population economics.

GLO Fellow Eva M. Sierminska

Comments on the book cover:

‘Recently, economists studying wellbeing have widened their lenses beyond income to include wealth. Here, economists Rossi and Sierminska tap new high-quality datasets to assess how wealth and homeownership vary across countries, over time, and among household types. Economists and policy-makers interested in wealth will find much of interest in this book.’
Janet C. Gornick, City University of New York, USA

‘This book attacks crucial issues, presenting well-documented facts and rigid analysis. It reveals time-trends and cross-national differences and explains the decisive role of wealth accumulation over lifetimes.’
Klaus F. Zimmermann, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Klaus F. Zimmermann (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht) is also President of the GLO.


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