The Future of Headship and Homeownership

Urban Institute, Jan. 21, 2021–Laurie Goodman, Jun Zhu
The authors look at household formation and homeownership in the US over time, showing how a combination of economic cycles and public policies have widened racial homeownership gaps. They also project the future headship rate (the share of adults who are the heads of households) and the homeownership rate (the share of household heads who own their homes) through 2040.