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Net Worth and Housing Equity in Retirement

Todd Sinai and Nicholas Souleles

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter documents the trends in the life-cycle profiles of net worth and housing equity of older persons. During the 1993-2004 period, older households' net worth rose significantly, yet net ... More


Landlord-Tenant Relations

Ida Susser

in Norman Street: Poverty and Politics in an Urban Neighborhood, Updated Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195367317
eISBN:
9780199951192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367317.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter identifies three types of landlords in Greenpoint–Williamsburg and relates each to different political and economic consequences for the neighborhood. Absentee landlords tend to be ... More


Representing the Community

Wesley G. Skogan

in Police and Community in Chicago: A Tale of Three Cities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195154580
eISBN:
9780199944033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154580.003.0030
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In Chicago's community-policing model, beat meetings are the vehicle for grassroots consultation and collaboration between police and the community. At the meetings, the two sides are to come ... More


The Unbounded Home: Property Values Beyond Property Lines

Lee Anne Fennell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122442
eISBN:
9780300155020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122442.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This book grapples with a core modern reality—that the value and meaning of a home extends beyond its property lines to schools, shops, parks, services, neighbors, neighborhood aesthetics, and market ... More


Nobles

Matthew Rendle

in Defenders of the Motherland: The Tsarist Elite in Revolutionary Russia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236251
eISBN:
9780191717154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236251.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the Russian nobility from February to late summer 1917. Initially, the nobility played a prominent role in national and local government, and this was something that its main ... More


Impact of Insurance Status on Economic Welfare of Homeowners in Hazard-Prone Areas: The Affordability Challenge

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the impact of insurance status on the economic welfare of homeowners living in hazard-prone areas. In particular, it considers what proportion of homeowners in hazard-prone ... More


Urban War at the Yangzi River

Qiang Fang and Xiaobing Li

in Power versus Law in Modern China: Cities, Courts, and the Communist Party

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173931
eISBN:
9780813169958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173931.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Chapter one looks into the lawsuit submitted by many Wuhan residents against their city government. Although the residents, most of whom were affluent homeowners, all had lawful certificates when ... More


Finding Capital in Diversity: The Creation of Racially Integrated Space

Abigail Perkiss

in Making Good Neighbors: Civil Rights, Liberalism, and Integration in Postwar Philadelphia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452284
eISBN:
9780801470851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452284.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the success of West Mount Airy residents and leaders in making their community economically stable and racially integrated. Throughout the 1950s, integrationist leaders guided ... More


“Everyday World Policy Analysis” and Low-Income Home Repair in Philadelphia: Walking Through Programs from the Client Perspective

Corey S. Shdaimah, Roland W. Stahl, and Sanford F. Schram

in Change Research: A Case Study on Collaborative Methods for Social Workers and Advocates

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151795
eISBN:
9780231525367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151795.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter describes the low-income home-repair policy in Philadelphia from the applicant's point of view and presents in-depth profiles of three homeowners who sought assistance for their ... More


“Carthage Must Be Destroyed”: Health, Housing, and the New Deal

Betty Livingston Adams

in Black Women's Christian Activism: Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814745465
eISBN:
9781479880324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814745465.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses black church women’s activism under the stress of the Great Depression and New Deal, social and economic dislocations that turned black housing and black bodies into contested ... More


Housing and the Financial Crisis

Edward L. Glaeser and Todd Sinai

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226030586
eISBN:
9780226030616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226030616.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Conventional wisdom held that housing prices couldn't fall. But the spectacular boom and bust of the housing market during the first decade of the twenty-first century and millions of foreclosed ... More


At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The United States and other nations are facing large-scale risks at an accelerating rhythm. In 2005, three major hurricanes—Katrina, Rita, and Wilma—made landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast within a ... More


In the New City

in Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century, Volume One

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768795
eISBN:
9780804775045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768795.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

In this section, Pauline Wengeroff recalls the time Tsar Nicholas I of Russia arrived in Brest, together with the crown prince Alexander II, to announce his plan to convert the old Lithuanian city ... More


Evaluating the Slow Adoption of Energy Efficient Investments: Are Renters Less Likely to Have Energy Efficient Appliances?

Lucas W. Davis

in The Design and Implementation of US Climate Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226269146
eISBN:
9780226921983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226921983.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter evaluates the energy consumption in rental housing units, comparing patterns of appliance ownerships between homeowners and renters using data from the Residential Energy Consumption ... More


Youth in a “Private Estate” in the Oakland Hills

Jennifer Tilton

in Dangerous or Endangered?: Race and the Politics of Youth in Urban America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783115
eISBN:
9780814784273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783115.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the conflicts around Skyline High School between black middle-class parents and white homeowners who fought over whether children at the school were dangerous criminals or ... More


A New Era of Catastrophes

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the increase in catastrophic losses in the United States and how various stakeholders, given their different positions and, in some cases, different interests, can manage the ... More


A Market Analysis of Property Insurance against Hurricane Risk

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter offers a market analysis of property insurance against hurricane risk, focusing on four states: Texas, Florida, New York, and South Carolina. It examines the structure, conduct, and ... More


Homeowners’ Decision Making for Purchasing Insurance Coverage

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter explores how homeowners decide when buying insurance coverage, with special emphasis on the amount of insurance (if any) to purchase against losses from a natural disaster. It shows that ... More


A Framework for Linking Supply and Demand of Disaster Insurance

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the effectiveness of current and alternative disaster insurance programs by looking at the demand for protection by homeowners and the supply of coverage. In particular, it ... More


A Multistate Empirical Analysis of Homeowners’ Insurance

Howard C. Kunreuther and Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan

in At War with the Weather: Managing Large-Scale Risks in a New Era of Catastrophes

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012829
eISBN:
9780262255431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012829.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The homeowner must choose the best insurance coverage offered in the market. The lowest prices are generally offered by “preferred insurers,” or insurers with more stringent underwriting standards, ... More


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