Housing transitions, economic restructuring and the marginalised

Andrew Beer, Debbie Faulkner and Chris Paris

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:
Housing transitions, economic restructuring and the marginalised

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This chapter determines that a percentage of households in developed nations are precariously housed, and that their housing market transitions are marked by frequent moves, unaffordable housing, and the risk of eviction. It introduces the concept of economic restructuring, which can mean that the groups which previously occupied a stable position within the housing market can suddenly find themselves vulnerable. The chapter then presents an analysis of the labour market outcomes from Lonsdale and Longbridge, which shows that these events fully reframe the position of a household within the market and could well generate the need to relocate. Economic restructuring also influences the housing transitions of immigrant groups, because economic circumstances fundamentally shape immigration rates upon arrival. The chapter concludes that some immigrant communities arrive into migrant receiving countries at risk and that their disadvantages are then compounded within the housing market.

Keywords: housing market transitions; frequent moves; eviction; unaffordable housing; labour market outcomes; immigrant groups; immigration rates; housing market

Chapter.  8312 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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