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Homeownership as Investment

Nancy H. Kwak

in A World of Homeowners: American Power and the Politics of Housing Aid

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226282350
eISBN:
9780226282497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226282497.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In Latin America, US private interests played a large role in moving housing aid away from support for improved low-income housing, to an emphasis on low-cost housing from the 1960s to the 1990s. By ... More


Municipal Suburbia

Peter Scott

in The Making of the Modern British Home: The Suburban Semi and Family Life between the Wars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677207
eISBN:
9780191756382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677207.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the subsequent development of municipal housing estates, to 1939. After briefly reviewing the various municipal housing initiatives of the 1920s, the transition from ‘general ... More


The Divergent Development of Urban Regions

Michael Storper, Thomas Kemeny, Naji Philip Makarem, and Taner Osman

in The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804789400
eISBN:
9780804796026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789400.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Economic development is geographically uneven; incomes differ widely across places. After a long period during which incomes tended to become more even across cities and regions within developed ... More


Housing transitions through the life course: Aspirations, needs and policy

Andrew Beer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424280
eISBN:
9781447302520
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424280.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The housing we live in shapes individual access to jobs, health, well-being, and communities. There are also substantial differences between generations regarding the type of housing they aspire to ... More


Making Ends Meet: Park Family Finances

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/9781501713217.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Park families struggle monthly to make ends meet due to their modest incomes, debts, and housing costs. About one-fifth of the study families (19 percent) are housing cost burdened due to it ... More


Paying for Housing

Peter W. G. Robson

in Housing Law in Scotland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861117
eISBN:
9781474406185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861117.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the issue of paying for housing in Scotland. There are four principal ways of occupying housing with different financial implications: owner occupation, private renting, ... More


The neoliberal roots of the current crisis

Rory Hearne

in Housing Shock: The Irish Housing Crisis and How to Solve It

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447353898
eISBN:
9781447353911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447353898.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter outlines how Ireland is an interesting case through which to understand housing, because of its particular history. It shows that housing crises are not new, nor are they universal, ... More


What Can a Citizen's Income Not Cope With?

Malcolm Torry

in Money for everyone: Why we need a citizen's income

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447311249
eISBN:
9781447311287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447311249.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Some aspects of household budgets cannot be dealt with by a combination of the labour market and a Citizen's Income. Disabilities can prevent people from earning a living, and they impose additional ... More


The housing crisis

Nick Gallent

in Whose Housing Crisis?: Assets and Homes in a Changing Economy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447345312
eISBN:
9781447346104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447345312.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter begins by detailing the outward characteristics of the housing crisis including income to housing cost ratios. It then looks at different ‘framings’ of that crisis, as a product of ... More


Influences on Household Formation and Tenure

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/9781529211863.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Chapter 4 concentrates on new household formation and the tenure choices of younger age groups. Not only have the young experienced lower rates of home ownership than previous generations, but they ... More


Generation Rent

Rory Hearne

in Housing Shock: The Irish Housing Crisis and How to Solve It

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447353898
eISBN:
9781447353911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447353898.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter details how the younger generations and lower-income households are most affected by the housing and homelessness crisis. It shows how huge aspects of their lives have become precarious ... More


Objections

Malcolm Torry

in Why we need a Citizen's Basic Income

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447343158
eISBN:
9781447343202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343158.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines various objections to a Citizen's Basic Income, such as: people should not be paid for doing nothing; immigration would go up; people would not work; we cannot afford it; it ... More


Housing and mortgage markets in the everyday: how globalisation came home

Stuart Lowe

in Social Policy in an Era of Competition: From Global to Local Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447326274
eISBN:
9781447326328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326274.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on the globalisation and liberalisation of mortgage markets. What has happened is that the mortgage market has become a conduit between global finance and the everyday. The home ... More


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