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Connectivity of place and housing market change: the case of Birmingham

Ian Cole and Ed Ferrari

in Community cohesion in crisis?

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420244
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301912 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420244.003.0004
Connectivity of place and housing market change: the case of Birmingham

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This chapter emphasises the need to explore the connectivity of neighbourhoods within housing-market systems. It shows how varying structural constraints in local housing markets affect residential outcomes for particular ethnic groups. The chapter also presents an analysis of ‘context-free’ theories that connect the trajectories and demographic profiles of neighbourhoods to cultural preferences.

Keywords: neighbourhood connectivity; housing market; structural constraints; local housing markets; context-free theories; demographic profiles; cultural preferences; trajectories

Chapter.  7610 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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