WS5 — Intergenerational risk sharing

Drawing from Streams 1-4, the project will provide an overview to deepen understandings of the nature of risk and risk-sharing through inter- and intra-dependencies of families. Central to this understanding will be the key role of housing wealth as an inter-generational resource. This overarching theme will move away from traditional demographic predictions of aging populations and their health needs and costs. It will advance our understanding through taking a more integrated look at the stages within the life-course, how individual’s pathways have changed over time and implications for how they may change in the future. It will address pressing policy issues bringing together contrasting and often competing approaches related to taxation, family wealth transfer and service provision.


Köppe, S. (2016) Britain’s New Housing Precariat: Housing Wealth Pathways out of Homeownership, International Journal or Housing Policy. Early View DOI:10.1080/14616718.2016.1185286

Köppe S., Searle B. (forthcoming) ‘Housing wealth and welfare over the life course’. In Dewilde C., Ronald R. (eds) Housing Wealth and Welfare. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Köppe S. (2015) Housing Wealth and Asset-Based Welfare as Risk. Critical Housing Analysis, 2(1): 42-51, DOI:10.13060/23362839.2015.2.1.175.


Society Research Group Seminar Series

Beverley Searle “Housing Wealth and Family Welfare – An Introduction”
Stephan Köppe “Acquiring, Managing and Using Housing Assets: Longitudinal Evidence from Britain”
Adriana Soaita “Homeownership-based welfare: Pathways to family wellbeing”

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 1-2 pm

Venue: Room G6, Tower Building, University of Dundee


Conference Presentations

Köppe S (2014) Mortgage Managers at the Edges of Homeownership: Longitudinal Evidence from the United Kingdom (1991-2008). Edges of Homeownership, Urban Studies Seminar, 30 September and 1 October 2014, TU Delft, Netherlands.

Köppe S (2014) The Influence of Generational Support on Housing Pathways: Evidence from the British Household Panel (BHPS). ISA Congress, 13-19 July 2014, Yokohama, Japan.

Köppe S (2014) The influence of generational support on housing pathways: Evidence from the British Household Panel Study (BHPS). HSA Conference, 15-17 April 2014, York, UK.

Köppe S (2013) participant in Roundtable 1: Housing and intergenerational fairness, ‘Intergenerational Justice: Obligations, Promises, Failures’ Conference, 19 – 20 September 2013, York, UK

Köppe S, Maclennan D and Searle B (2013) Are Housing Pathways an Adequate Metaphor? More Complex Life Courses with more Diverse Tenure Choices. RC43 Conference, 10-12 July, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Köppe S (2013) Fair Wealth Between Families, Cohorts and Generations: Concepts of Intergenerational Justice and Transfers of Housing Wealth. SPA Conference 8-10 July, Sheffield, UK.

Köppe S, Maclennan D, Searle B (2013) Idealised Housing Pathway from Renting via Mortgaging to Ownership? Complex Housing Wealth Transitions between Re-mortgaging and Downsizing.  ENHR Conference, 19-22 June, Tarragona, Spain.


WS Members

Dr Stephan Köppe (Assistant Professor, University College Dublin, Ireland)
Prof Duncan MacLennan (CI, Professor)
Dr Beverley Searle (Principal Investigator, Lecturer Human Geography, University of Dundee)


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