Data structure and availability
Data are available in csv files with countries as observations (rows) and housing indicators as variables (columns). Each data source is available in a separate csv file (accessed via a submenu for each indicator) and has a separate codebook. For some indicators with multiple sources we have also provided a merged csv file, typically with a codebook describing any methodological issues such as how we dealt with conflicting data from multiple sources.
Data collection for this database was completed in mid-2017 and there is currently no funding to incorporate additional years.
Corrections and clarifications to the data will be made by project staff as they are discovered. Please let us know if you discover any errors (firstname.lastname@example.org).
At a minimum, we recommending citing the data in the text as (ORIGINAL SOURCE obtained from Brauner-Otto 2017). With the following citation in the reference list:
Brauner-Otto, Sarah R. 2017. HoMe: Housing Metrics Database. (database). www.housingmetricsdatabase.com. Accessed DD/MM/YEAR.
For example, for the mortgage debt ratio we recommend (Hypostat data obtained from Brauner-Otto 2017).