Overcrowding in Germany
In the last decade, the housing issue has become one of the central questions of our time in Germany. In the public perception, this is expressed in particular by the rise in prices and rents in relation to incomes as well as the shortage of housing in places where employees work and their children go to school. One aspect of today's housing issue that has received less attention is the question of housing supply, its distribution across various population groups and possible effects in other areas of society. Not only the price increases of the last decade, but also the COVID-19 shock with home office, quarantines and curfews have once again made the supply of housing a central issue. The aim of the project is to work out the social and economic factors and consequences of overcrowding. It also aims to investigate the extent to which the objective availability of living space corresponds to the subjective assessment of it.