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Neighbourhoods, housing, and health

Michael Marmot and Richard G. Wilkinson

in Social Determinants of Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198565895
eISBN:
9780191723988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565895.003.14
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews recent findings on the possible links between neighbourhood and housing environment and both physical health and mental health. Housing generally reflects, rather than creates, ... More


The politics of accessible housing in the UK

Jo Milner and Ruth Madigan

in Inclusive housing in an ageing society: Innovative approaches

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342638
eISBN:
9781447302582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342638.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter begins by charting the developments in housing policy that have shaped the regulatory frameworks for housing quality standards as well as identifying the most significant socioeconomic ... More


The COVID-19 Lockdown and the Impact of Poor-Quality Housing on Occupants in the UK

Philip Brown, Rachel Armitage, Leanne Monchuk, Dillon Newton, and Brian Robson

in Volume 2: Housing and Home

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529218961
eISBN:
9781529218992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529218961.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter focuses on how housing inequalities have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. It draws on interviews with households living in poor-quality housing and investigates how ... 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

Peter Robson

in Law Making and the Scottish Parliament: The Early Years

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640195
eISBN:
9780748651498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640195.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter assesses what the Scottish Parliament has achieved in the area of housing. Legislation in relation to housing has been a major part of the work of the Holyrood legislature. There have ... More


Is COVID-19 a Housing Disease? Housing, COVID-19 Risk, and COVID-19 Harms in the UK

Rebecca Tunstall

in Volume 2: Housing and Home

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529218961
eISBN:
9781529218992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529218961.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines evidence from the UK to assess whether COVID-19 and lockdown harms are housing diseases. It focuses on poor housing conditions, such as overcrowding and its relationship with ... More


EU indicators for poverty and social exclusion

Eric Marlier, A.B. Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, and Brian Nolan

in The EU and social inclusion: Facing the challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348845
eISBN:
9781447303770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348845.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter contributes to the dynamic process of developing the common social indicators, in the context of Enlargement; a new EU data source (EUSILC) with a new income concept; a streamlined OMC ... More


Private house-building

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/9781847423856.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The provision of new housing in rural Britain has been the result of the private sector activity. Councils, housing associations and other registered social landlords have commissioned new housing ... More


Housing deprivation

Patricia Kennedy and Nessa Winston

in Absolute Poverty in Europe: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on a Hidden Phenomenon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447341284
eISBN:
9781447341338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341284.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the housing situation of households who may be considered to live in absolute poverty in the EU. As poverty is multidimensional, those living on inadequate incomes are likely to ... More


Housing and the Public’s Health

Michael D. Stein and Sandro Galea

in Pained: Uncomfortable Conversations about the Public's Health

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197510384
eISBN:
9780197510414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510384.003.0043
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores the importance of housing for public health. There are ample data linking poor housing conditions to a broad range of infectious diseases, chronic diseases, injuries, childhood ... More


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