Rationing, choice and constraint: the allocation of public housing in Glasgow

Clapham, D. and Kintrea, K. (1986) Rationing, choice and constraint: the allocation of public housing in Glasgow. Journal of Social Policy, 15(1), pp. 51-67. (doi:10.1017/S0047279400023102)

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Social segregation in public housing has usually been explained in institutional terms by reference to the policies and practices of the local authority. This paper draws on data from a household survey of new council tenants in Glasgow to demonstrate that the outcome of the rationing process cannot be attributed to factors originating at the level of the institution alone. The research examines stages of the allocation process, in particular the behaviour of applicants in expressing preferences and their propensity to reject offers, as well as institutional factors. It is suggested that household choice behaviour, which is related to income, is important in determining social patterns in council housing.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kintrea, Professor Keith
Authors: Clapham, D., and Kintrea, K.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Journal of Social Policy
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN (Online):1469-7823

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