HoMe: Housing Metrics Database is a longitudinal, multi-dimensional, cross-country database of housing characteristics. Housing is likely an important factor influencing and influenced by many life events. This database is meant to help researchers interested in examining those relationships over time and across settings.

Housing indicators
Dimensions of the housing context for which there are indicators in the database include: availability of rental units, government subsidies, the legal process, mortgage availability, prices and costs, and housing costs.

Included Countries
The 37 countries included in the data collection effort are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Both indicators and countries were selected because they were theoretically relevant for studying fertility behavior in low fertility countries. There are other dimensions of the housing context that may be of interest to other researchers but are not currently available here. If you have other indicators you would like to add to this database please email us at info@housingmetricsdatabase.com.

Creation of this database was funded by two research grants awarded to Dr. Brauner-Otto

  • “Liens entre logement et fécondité: une analyse comparative de divers pays,” Fonds de recherche du Québec-Société et culture, Établissement de nouveaux professeurs-chercheurs

  • “Institutional Influences on Low Fertility in a New Data World” Directeurs d’Etudes Associés, Foundation maison des sciences de l’homme