Literature Review of Socio-Economic Trends Affecting Consumers and Housing Markets
The purpose of the report is to review and consolidate existing research regarding the impact of socio-economic trends on consumers and housing markets, discuss current thinking, identify research gaps, and prioritze future research. The report outlines the recent and future aspects of various trends, drawing on the major findings in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States where appropriate. A discussion of the regional and sub-market variations within Canada of the various issues and trends is provided, and the report identifies research priorities in Canada. The report also contains a full annotated bibliography of all sources consulted.