Housing Economics: A Historical Approach

Meen, G., Gibb, K. , Leishman, C. and Nygaard, C. A. (2016) Housing Economics: A Historical Approach. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9781137472700 (doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-47271-7)

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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.

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gibb, Professor Ken
Authors: Meen, G., Gibb, K., Leishman, C., and Nygaard, C. A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
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