Housing policies in Latin America: overview of the four largest economies

Murray, C. and Clapham, D. (2015) Housing policies in Latin America: overview of the four largest economies. International Journal of Housing Policy, 15(3), pp. 347-364. (doi: 10.1080/14616718.2015.1055090)

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The aim of this paper is to examine the differences and similarities in housing policies in the four Latin American countries of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia. The paper uses the welfare regime approach, modified by a recognition of path dependence, to identify a number of phases that each country has passed through. However, attention is drawn to the substantial differences in the circumstances in each country and the extent and duration of the different phases. It is concluded that it can be beneficial to use the concept of a Latin American housing regime, but that this general picture has to be used with an understanding of the path dependence caused by the particular context in the individual countries.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clapham, Professor David
Authors: Murray, C., and Clapham, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:International Journal of Housing Policy
ISSN (Online):1949-1255
Published Online:03 July 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Taylor and Francis
First Published:First published in International Journal of Housing Policy 15(3):347-364
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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