The Role of Affordable Mortgages in Improving Living Standards and Stimulating Growth : A Survey of Selected Mena Countries »
Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Frank Nothaft , and S. Erbas
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 February 2002
Keywords: housing supply, mortgage finance availability, growth, mortgage, mortgage markets, housing construction, home mortgage, housing finance, Housing Supply and Markets, Finance in Urban and Rural Economies
This paper argues that making affordable home mortgage loans available to a large cross section of the population will serve both the redistributive and growth-enhancing objectives of poverty reduction policies. Th...