Solving the owner-occupied housing puzzle

Housing is a major cost for many people, but statisticians still struggle in many cases to integrate it fully into headline CPI

The question of how to integrate owner-occupied housing (OOH) costs into headline inflation continues to bedevil European statisticians. But new research published by the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) suggests the current option favoured in Europe may not be the best one.

Housing accounts for a sizeable chunk of the typical household’s monthly budget – around 22% of disposable income on average across the European Union in 2016 – and around 70% of the EU’s population

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