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Marketing Owner Occupation to the Masses

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/9780199677207.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter demonstrates the importance of producers’ (estate developers’ and building societies’) initiatives in promoting suburban home ownership and in increasing the accessibility of house ... 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


Life in Owner-Occupied 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/9780199677207.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the reasons behind migration from inner-urban areas to new suburban owner-occupied housing, together with the impacts of these moves on lifestyles, consumption patterns, and ... More


What is wrong with it?

Peter King

in Housing policy transformed: The right to buy and the desire to own

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422132
eISBN:
9781447302513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422132.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter deals with a variety of criticisms of the RTB and tries to answer them. It looks at what might be called the old criticisms of the RTB, even those that date back to the 1980s. This is ... More


Conclusions

Peter King

in Housing policy transformed: The right to buy and the desire to own

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422132
eISBN:
9781447302513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422132.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter stresses some of the key points that were discussed in the previous chapters of this book. The first is to emphasize the need to view the RTB as a self-contained entity. One should also ... More


Paying for housing

David Clapham

in The meaning of housing: A pathways approach

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346384
eISBN:
9781447303893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346384.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the ways in which households pay for their housing. It highlights the lack of understanding on how and why households choose to spend very different amounts on housing. The ... More


A Home of One’s Own: Marketing Owner-Occupation

Peter Scott

in The Market Makers: Creating Mass Markets for Consumer Durables in Inter-war Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198783817
eISBN:
9780191826474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783817.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Prior to 1914 owner-occupation was unusual, with even many landlords renting the houses they themselves lived in. The inter-war years, and particularly the 1930s, witnessed the start of a trend ... 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 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


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


Developing Owner-Occupied 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/9780199677207.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the supply side of the speculative housing sector. The speculative suburban house is first examined, including its architectural roots, internal and external design features, ... More


From isolated programmes to an integrated approach: the case of La Barceloneta, Spain

Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway and Montse Simó-Solsona

in Renewing Europe's housing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310129
eISBN:
9781447310143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310129.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Before the house price bubble burst in 2007, a high level of owner occupation and a booming real estate sector meant that housing improvement was a minor consideration in Spanish policy, while there ... More


Local pathways to 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/9781447345312.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Returning to the idea of housing access/affordability as a wicked problem, this chapter explores 6 critical explanations of the housing cost crisis, showing how these explanations intersect to ... More


Attitudinal constraints: assumptions and institutional practices

Laura Hemingway

in Disabled people and housing: Choices, opportunities and barriers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428066
eISBN:
9781447302094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428066.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter looks further at risk assessment in relation to how distinctions between impairments can be made by institutions or intermediaries. It begins by looking at some of the assumptions made ... More


The Fight against Squalor: Overcrowding, Homelessness, and Affordability with Elisabeth Garratt

Anthony F. Heath, Elisabeth Garratt, Ridhi Kashyap, Yaojun Li, and Lindsay Richards

in Social Progress in Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198805489
eISBN:
9780191843556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805489.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Beveridge was right to identify poor housing as a distinct giant since housing conditions have important implications for people’s well-being. Britain made great strides initially in building new ... More


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