Post-accession Polish migrants: their experiences of living in 'low-demand' social housing areas in Glasgow

McGhee, D., Heath, S. and Trevena, P. (2013) Post-accession Polish migrants: their experiences of living in 'low-demand' social housing areas in Glasgow. Environment and Planning A, 45(2), pp. 329-343. (doi:10.1068/a45158)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a45158

Abstract

Glasgow is a city well known for bringing together a ‘housing need’ with a ‘housing supply’. Post-accession Poles are the most recent population to fill the ‘void’ in Glasgow’s ‘unpopular’ and therefore low-demand housing in areas of social deprivation. In this paper we will focus on the intersection of individual paths with institutional projects occurring at specific temporal and spatial locations: through examining the housing-seeking activities of migrants and the low-demand accommodation letting activities of, for example, the Glasgow Housing Association. In the paper we examine the meanings, processes, experiences, and perceived advantages (for migrant families and for housing associations) and also the disadvantages associated with post-accession Polish families taking up and being potentially ‘steered’ into tenancies in particular areas of Glasgow.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Trevena, Dr Paulina and McGhee, Dr Derek
Authors: McGhee, D., Heath, S., and Trevena, P.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Journal Name:Environment and Planning A
Publisher:Pion
ISSN:0308-518X
ISSN (Online):1472-3409

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