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Housing allowance systems in Sweden

Per Åhrén

in Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9781861347541
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302506 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.003.0010
Housing allowance systems in Sweden

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This chapter discusses the three different housing allowance systems in Sweden: one for households with children, one for young households and one for pensioners. The first section presents a short summary of the main developments in the respective systems. The second part discusses the present housing allowance in its wider context. The third section discusses the role and design of housing allowances. Next there is a discussion on the impact of housing allowances, followed by a section dealing with policy debates and reform. In the last part conclusions are drawn from the discussion.

Keywords: housing assistance; housing policy; households; housing allowance; policy debates

Chapter.  9143 words. 

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