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Economic and Social Consequences of Public Housing Policies

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The most important issue in designing public housing policy is to have a functioning market that allows households to choose housing tenure, between tenancy and homeownership. This is especially ... More


Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Yue Chim Richard Wong

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Hong Kong is one of the world’s most densely populated cities. Land supply, property values, and housing provision are inextricably linked with the city’s economic growth and questions of economic ... More


The forgery of nobility in literary texts

Christina H. Lee

in The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784991203
eISBN:
9781526104021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The literary texts Lee examines in “Chapter Two” involve scenarios in which hidalgos are threatened by lowborn passers determined to do them harm, and ultimately arrive to the felicitous conclusion ... More


‘A New Society.’ Class and Urban Communities, 1951–70

Martin Johnes

in Wales since 1939

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086663
eISBN:
9781781705988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086663.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter five looks at notions of class and community in urban Wales during the 1950s and 1960s, exploring how migration, social mobility and changing economic patterns undermined the idea of a ... More


Theorising and practising nobility

Christina H. Lee

in The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784991203
eISBN:
9781526104021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In “Chapter One,” she discusses the prevailing definition of hidalguía or nobility by birth. She focuses on treatises, accounts, and other documentary texts that show the established nobility’s ... More


Time to Count the Social Cost of Uniting a People Divided

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter 1 highlights the main argument of the book: solutions to control the inflow people will eventually corrode the foundations of our free economy and open society. They will also be futile, ... More


Life Trajectories, Social Mobility, and Cultural Capital

Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton-Green

in Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479884575
eISBN:
9781479863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479884575.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter shifts the frame from connections across the places of young people’s lives to connections or disconnections over time. We inquire into the pathways set out for the class by their school ... More


Why Speculation Is Not a Bad Thing

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

There was no compelling reason to believe the market was failing or that government intervention to curb speculation was warranted. Speculative activities improve economic efficiency. A better ... More


Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: Land, People, and Growth

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0025
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Reforming public sector housing will go a long way towards reviving the natural ebb and flow of life of half the city’s population. It will make inhabitants freer and less frustrated, encourage ... More


The Anxiety of Sameness In Early Modern Spain

Christina H. Lee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784991203
eISBN:
9781526104021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991203.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book explores the Spanish elite’s fixation on social and racial “passing” and “passers” as represented in a wide range of texts produced in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It examines ... More


Eighty Percent Homeownership (Part 2): Benefits and Challenges

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0028
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Allowing rental households to purchase their homes outright, as I have proposed through a unification of the existing public rental housing (PRS) and Homeownership Housing Scheme (HOS) into a single ... More


Galvanized Ghettos?

Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish

in Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713217
eISBN:
9781501709685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713217.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the trade-offs of mobile homeownership and trailer park residence. Following a brief history of manufactured housing in the US, the chapter provides central research questions ... More


The Novice in the City: Sydney Owenson and the of Metropolitan Economics

Matthew L. Reznicek

in The European Metropolis: Paris and Nineteenth-Century Irish Women Novelists

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781942954323
eISBN:
9781786944320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954323.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores two competing representations of Paris in an early- and a late-career novel by Sydney Owenson. It argues that, in The Novice of Saint Dominick, Paris functions as a conservative ... More


On Public Housing Policy and Social Justice

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Both public rental housing and HOS housing in Hong Kong are financed through monetizing part of the land values of the HOS units. The land values are not fully monetized because part of the land ... More


The Irish in the shoe trade

John Herson

in Divergent paths: Family histories of Irish emigrants in Britain 1820-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090639
eISBN:
9781781708385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090639.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Irish families were involved in Stafford’s distinctive industry, the manufacture of boots and shoes. Ireland was part of the UK shoe trade labour market, and the destruction of the Irish shoe trade ... More


Divorce, Remarriage, and the Long-Term Housing Strategy

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The current public rental housing allocation criteria favor married couples but do not discriminate between first marriages and remarriages. Implicit in such allocation criteria is a positive ... More


Divorce, Inequality, Poverty, and the Vanishing Middle Class

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The high and rising divorce rate in Hong Kong is both a cause and an effect of higher housing prices and rents. It distorts the measured inequality in household incomes, leading to exaggerated alarms ... More


Conclusions and Reflections

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0029
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Hong Kong today is providing subsidized housing for 47% of households, 16% in HOS units, and 31% in PRH units. Making these households bona fide homeowners would eliminate in one fell swoop the big ... More


Supply and Demand Factors in Housing

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Matching demand and supply today is no longer simply about matching the number of units to the number of households. It is also about meeting the preferences of different households for different ... More


Reasons for Keeping the Linked Rate

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208654
eISBN:
9789888313044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208654.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Hong Kong must strive to achieve dual integration—first with the global economy and second with the Mainland economy—in order to provide continued support for China’s progressive integration into the ... More


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