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Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Peter Kemp (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347541
eISBN:
9781447302506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Housing allowances have become increasingly important policy instruments in the advanced welfare states. Operating at the interface between housing and social security policy, they provide ... More


Risk-based pricing

Lyn C. Thomas

in Consumer Credit Models: Pricing, Profit and Portfolios

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199232130
eISBN:
9780191715914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232130.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Finance

This chapter builds models to determine the ‘price’ (interest rate) a lender should charge on a loan to maximize the expected profit, taking into account both the default risk of the borrower and the ... More


Poverty and Undernutrition: Theory, Measurement, and Policy

Peter Svedberg

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292685
eISBN:
9780191596957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292686.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A large share of the population in many developing countries suffers from chronic undernutrition. This book provides a detailed comparative study of undernutrition in sub‐Saharan Africa and South ... More


Synthesis and Conclusions

Peter Svedberg

in Poverty and Undernutrition: Theory, Measurement, and Policy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292685
eISBN:
9780191596957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292686.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This final chapter first summarizes the main reasons why the FAO method for estimating undernutrition fails and why the anthropometric approach—despite shortcomings—is to be preferred. It also offers ... More


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


The Property Lobby: The Hidden Reality behind the Housing Crisis

Bob Colenutt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447340492
eISBN:
9781447350330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340492.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Book Abstract: Despite countless reports and Government policy announcements on the housing crisis over decades, the scale and depth of the crisis continues. Homelessness, shortages of social ... More


Quality of life design goals

Kim Steele and Sherry Ahrentzen

in At Home With Autism: Designing housing for the spectrum

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447307976
eISBN:
9781447303817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307976.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

To establish a basis for design guidelines, ten quality of life design goals were crafted from a synthesis of the research gathered and examined. Each goal is associated with its own icon, which ... More


The College Affordability Crisis?

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/9780199744503.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

There is a widespread concern in the United States that college is becoming less affordable for the average citizen. Affordability typically is measured using the percentage of a family's income ... 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


Trade, intellectual property and access to affordable HIV medicines

Julian Fleet and Béchir N’Daw

in The HIV Pandemic: Local and Global Implications

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199237401
eISBN:
9780191723957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0044
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter situates intellectual property issues within the context of efforts to expand on a vast scale access to HIV medicines. Secondly, it summarizes recent developments regarding the ... More


Who gets to decide what’s in my fridge? Principles for transforming the ‘invisible rules’ shaping the regulation of food habits in urban spaces

Naomi Millner, Sue Cohen, Tim Cole, Kitty Webster, Heidi Andrews, Makala Cheung, Penny Evans, and Annie Oliver

in Imagining Regulation Differently: Co-creating for Engagement

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447348016
eISBN:
9781447348061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348016.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses on the forms of regulation that shape food habits in ways that we are often unaware of. Here, the chapter presents some of the results of a co-produced research project that ... More


How Civic Action Works: Fighting for Housing in Los Angeles

Paul Lichterman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691177519
eISBN:
9780691200040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177519.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book renews the tradition of inquiry into collective, social problem-solving. The book follows grassroots activists, nonprofit organization staff, and community service volunteers in three ... More


In the City

Lee Anne Fennell

in Slices and Lumps: Division and Aggregation in Law and Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226650265
eISBN:
9780226650432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650432.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Perhaps the most pressing economic question of our day is how to make the most of our cities, which are a paradigmatic instance of the power—and challenges—of aggregation. This chapter reconsiders ... More


Taking Seriously Affordability, Expedition, and Integrity in Adjudication

Rabeea Assy

in Principles, Procedure, and Justice: Essays in honour of Adrian Zuckerman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198850410
eISBN:
9780191885433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850410.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

This chapter explores the potentially far-reaching consequences of treating cost and time as dimensions of justice. It shows that an exaggerated pursuit of accurate judgments may undermine the effort ... More


The Challenge of Child Care

Edward Zigler, Katherine Marsland, and Heather Lord

in The Tragedy of Child Care in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122336
eISBN:
9780300156263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122336.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the enormity of the problem of child care in America. It discusses why child care became an ever-growing social policy issue; the two core dimensions along which child care ... More


The birth of the home-owning society: the interwar years (1918–39)

Stuart Lowe

in The Housing Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847422736
eISBN:
9781447305514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422736.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The First World War was a turning point in the history of housing in Britain, and was an event of such magnitude that it traumatised the whole social structure. The social fabric of Britain was ... More


Lesson #1: The Role of Financing and Affordability in the Formation of Housing Prices

Andrew Davidson and Alexander Levin

in Mortgage Valuation Models: Embedded Options, Risk, and Uncertainty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199998166
eISBN:
9780199363698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998166.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The chapter studies historical housing affordability in the United States by inspecting three components of financing cost: (a) mortgage rate, (b) down-payment, and (c) credit risk under-pricing. It ... More


Housing allowances in the Netherlands: the struggle for budgetary controllability

Hugo Priemus and Marja Elsinga

in Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347541
eISBN:
9781447302506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter addresses the following question: how does the housing allowance scheme operate in the Netherlands, balancing between the goals of affordability and housing quality and the need to ... More


Housing in an ‘opportunity society’

Malpass Peter

in Social Policy Review 17

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346704
eISBN:
9781447303442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346704.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter describes the recent developments in housing, examining a series of key themes that include affordability, housing supply, and governance. Particular attention is given to the potential ... More


Placing and Studying the Action

Paul Lichterman

in How Civic Action Works: Fighting for Housing in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691177519
eISBN:
9780691200040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177519.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the fight for housing affordability, which is just one instance of civic action. Advocates across the coalitions and organizations in this study talked about housing ... More


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