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Housing transitions and housing policy: international context and policy transfer

Chris Paris, Terry Clower, Andrew Beer and Debbie Faulkner

in Housing transitions through the life course

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9781847424280
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302520 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424280.003.0003
Housing transitions and housing policy: international context and policy transfer

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This chapter talks about the evolution of housing policy in three nations, namely the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. It tries to understand the historical and geographical settings for lifetime movements through the housing market. Based on these insights, the chapter shows the transferability of the understandings that are developed between nations, along with the balance between the universal and nationally specific processes in shaping housing transitions. It also stresses the importance of acknowledging the need to comprehend the evolution and articulation of housing policies over a relatively long time frame.

Keywords: evolution; housing policy; historical settings; geographical settings; lifetime movements; housing market; housing transitions; housing policies

Chapter.  9039 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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