Do housing costs impact on poverty in rural areas?

Satsangi, M. and Wilson, M. (2020) Do housing costs impact on poverty in rural areas? Housing Studies, 35(3), pp. 415-438. (doi: 10.1080/02673037.2019.1610556)

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This research examines evidence for whether housing costs are more likely to be associated with poverty in rural than in urban Scotland. It reports the results from probit modelling of British Household Panel Survey data from 1999 to 2008. Empirical work is set in the context of understandings of factors associated with poverty, defined on an income basis, and specific features associated with rural locations. Attention is drawn to the way in which rurality is defined and that definition operationalized. The finding from the multivariate analysis is that a household’s housing costs do not appear to have a different association with its propensity to experience poverty in rural as opposed to urban Scotland. The paper sets out conclusions in the recognition of possible limitations and identifies ways in which the evidence can be extended.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Satsangi, Dr Madhu
Authors: Satsangi, M., and Wilson, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Housing Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1466-1810
Published Online:15 May 2019

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