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Understanding Affordability: The Economics of Housing Markets

Geoffrey Meen and Christine Whitehead

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529211863
eISBN:
9781529211870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529211863.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Affordability is, perhaps, the greatest housing problem facing households today, both in the UK and internationally. Even though most households are now well housed, hardship is disproportionately ... More


Federal Policy and College Tuition

Robert B. Archibald and David H. Feldman

in Why Does College Cost So Much?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199744503
eISBN:
9780199866168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744503.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Recent congressional investigations into rising college tuition have laid the groundwork for price controls on tuition. This chapter explores the rationale for tuition controls by examining the ... More


Is Housing Really Unaffordable?

Geoffrey Meen and Christine Whitehead

in Understanding Affordability: The Economics of Housing Markets

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529211863
eISBN:
9781529211870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529211863.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Most UK households do not face affordability difficulties; those most affected are typically low-income renters and aspiring first-time buyers. However, popularly-used affordability indicators look ... More


Housing, the welfare state and the Coalition government

Alan Murie

in Social Policy Review 24: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2012

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781447304470
eISBN:
9781447307662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304470.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter outlines recent changes in housing policy following the credit crunch after 2007, economic recession and the election of a new government in 2010. It reflects on yet another blueprint ... More


Protecting and improving existing places

Yvonne Rydin

in The future of planning: Beyond growth dependence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447308416
eISBN:
9781447312062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308416.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The affordability of key resources such as water and energy is important to community well-being and livelihood. Yet the planning of infrastructure tends to treat affordability as an afterthought to ... More


Access to Pharmaceuticals: Role of State, Industry, and Market

S. Srinivasan and Malini Aisola

in Equity and Access: Health Care Studies in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199482160
eISBN:
9780199097746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199482160.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Affordability, accessibility, availability, and rationality of medicines are a big challenge in India. Notwithstanding the tag of 'pharmacy of the developing world', the India story is one of poverty ... More


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