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Type: Book
Title: Housing economics: A historical approach
Author: Meen, G.
Gibb, K.
Leishman, C.
Nygaard, C.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher Place: London, United Kingdom
Issue Date: 2016
ISBN: 1137472707
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Geoffrey Meen, Kenneth Gibb, Chris Leishman, Christian A. Nygaard
Abstract: The world has still to emerge fully from the housing-triggered Global Financial Crisis, but housing crises are not new. The history of housing shows long-run social progress, littered with major disasters; nevertheless the progress is often forgotten, whilst the difficulties hit the headlines. Housing Economics provides a long-term economic perspective on macro and urban housing issues, from the Victorian era onwards. A historical perspective sheds light on modern problems and the constraints on what can be achieved; it concentrates on the key policy issues of housing supply, affordability, tenure, the distribution of migrant communities, mortgage markets and household mobility. Local case studies are interwoven with city-wide aggregate analysis. Three sets of issues are addressed: the underlying reasons for the initial establishment of residential neighbourhoods, the processes that generate growth, decline and patterns of integration/segregation, and the impact of historical development on current problems and the implications for policy.
Rights: © The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-47271-7
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