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Managing Financial Risks: the Strange Case of Housing

Susan J. Smith

in Managing Financial Risks: From Global to Local

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199557431
eISBN:
9780191721687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557431.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

In the ‘home ownership’ societies of the English speaking world — where owner occupation is the tenure de rigueur, and mortgages are the respectable face of debt — borrowers, lenders, developers, and ... More


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


Household Wealth in Latin America

Florencia Torche and Seymour Spilerman

in Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548880
eISBN:
9780191720765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548880.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

This study provides a descriptive analysis of wealth ownership and wealth inequality in Latin American countries, using diverse published sources and primary data analysis for sixteen nations. This ... More


The Housing Debate

Stuart Lowe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847422736
eISBN:
9781447305514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422736.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A key theme in this book is the idea that ‘housing’ is particularly in need of analysis over long time periods and how, as a result, it acts to embed social and political cultures. The first part of ... More


Housing policy at a crossroad?: Re-examining the role of the Hong Kong government in the context of a volatile housing market

James Kin-ching Lee

in Repositioning the Hong Kong Government: Social Foundations and Political Challenges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083497
eISBN:
9789882209107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083497.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Using comparisons with the experience in Singapore, this chapter reflects on the philosophical foundations of Hong Kong's land-supply and housing policies, arguing for a justification of government ... More


The Fourth Retirement Pillar in Rich Countries

Bruce Bradbury

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Does home ownership cushion against retirement risks or does it distort consumption patterns and fail to improve the non-housing consumption of the elderly? Is it associated with more or less ... More


The Foundation of Home Ownership

Richard Harris

in Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226317663
eISBN:
9780226317687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317687.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the first half of the twentieth century, home ownership as a social norm was instrumental in the rise of the home improvement industry in North America. Although the Depression actually gave ... More


Rural low-cost home ownership

Madhu Satsangi, Nick Gallent, and Mark Bevan

in The rural housing question: Community and planning in Britain's countrysides

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423856
eISBN:
9781447303985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423856.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

While no country in Britain is yet entirely a ‘nation of homeowners’, each has seen a movement in this direction for several decades. Among the countries in Europe, Britain has one of the highest ... More


Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership

Price V. Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082448
eISBN:
9780226082585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082585.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is an economic history of the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC). The HOLC was government corporation created under the New Deal to refinance home mortgage loans in danger of foreclosure, ... More


Urban and Suburban Living: Public Development and Private Consumption

Jan L. Logemann

in Trams or Tailfins?: Public and Private Prosperity in Postwar West Germany and the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226491493
eISBN:
9780226491523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226491523.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter takes a look at home ownership and the automobile, two pillars of the standard “American package” whose differing significance in the two postwar societies impacted both the metropolitan ... More


Places of Their Own: An African American Suburban Dream

in Places of Their Own: African American Suburbanization in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226896410
eISBN:
9780226896267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226896267.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Rapid white suburbanization after World War II led to the extension of land-use controls to formerly unregulated areas. Zoning and building ordinances curtailed informal home building and raised the ... More


The Future of the Government-Sponsored Enterprises: The Role for Government in the US Mortgage Market

Dwight Jaffee and John M. Quigley

in Housing and the Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226030586
eISBN:
9780226030616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226030616.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter focuses on the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It first discusses the background and origin of the GSEs, the evolution of their structure as a ... More


Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Richard Harris

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226317663
eISBN:
9780226317687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317687.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Each year, North Americans spend as much money fixing up their homes as they do buying new ones. This obsession with improving their dwellings has given rise to a multibillion-dollar industry that ... More


Neighbourhood which? The housing sector: owner-occupation and ethnic neighbourhoods

Sarah Hackett

in Foreigners, minorities and integration: The Muslim immigrant experience in Britain and Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083174
eISBN:
9781781706251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083174.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter seeks to go beyond the historically and historiographically insistent claims of ‘poor quality council housing’ and ‘ghettoisation’, and highlights the often neglected role that ... More


Conclusion

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/9781847422736.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter sums up and reflects on the key themes discussed in the book. Its purpose has been to contribute to the re-connection of housing to comparative welfare state scholarship and to provide a ... More


Commentary: Thatcherism and Housing Policy

Peter A. Kemp

in The Legacy of Thatcherism: Assessing and Exploring Thatcherite Social and Economic Policies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265703
eISBN:
9780191771880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265703.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This commentary argues that there were two main waves of housing policy innovation under Mrs Thatcher. The first focused on extending home ownership, particularly via the new right to buy that ... More


Interlude: Foreclosure

Cati Coe

in The New American Servitude: Political Belonging among African Immigrant Home Care Workers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479831012
eISBN:
9781479850921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831012.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This coda describes a care worker undergoing a foreclosure on her house and retiring to live in Ghana. To the care worker, this loss is symbolic of her work not bearing fruit, and of the unfairness ... More


Loose moorings: debate and directions in Australian housing policy

Lionel Orchard

in Australian public policy: Progressive ideas in the neo-liberal ascendency

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447312673
eISBN:
9781447312703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312673.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines current trends and policies shaping the Australian housing system in the light of rival arguments and understandings of housing policy. A discussion of libertarian, economic ... More


“Property for the Million”

Desmond Fitz-Gibbon

in Marketable Values: Inventing the Property Market in Modern Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226584164
eISBN:
9780226584478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584478.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Shortly before the outbreak of World War I, the Estates Chronicle, one of the many journals that had arisen to record and analyze the property market, anticipated that one day soon, the property ... More


Introduction

Richard Harris

in Building a Market: The Rise of the Home Improvement Industry, 1914-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226317663
eISBN:
9780226317687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317687.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The home improvement industry involves many different players, from lenders to manufacturers and retailers. Then there are the media such as consumer magazines, television shows, and web sites and ... More


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