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The Modernisation Of Housing In England

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This paper considers changes in the housing market and housing policy following the major deregulation and privatisation of housing in England in the 1980s and 1990s. It highlights developments that were not anticipated, the continuing importance of social rented housing and the renewed interest of government in housing and refers to these in the context of previous accounts of the modernisation of housing tenure. The paper also considers emerging social and spatial divisions within urban England and suggests that while there is considerable continuity in these patterns, tenure has become a less effective indicator of neighbourhood difference. A more complex pattern of social and spatial division is associated with stratification, market stretch and new patterns of differentiation. Copyright (c) 2009 by the Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG.

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  • Alan Murie, 2009. "The Modernisation Of Housing In England," Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG, vol. 100(4), pages 535-548, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:tvecsg:v:100:y:2009:i:4:p:535-548
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    1. Roger Burrows, 2003. "How the Other Half Lives: An Exploratory Analysis of the Relationship between Poverty and Home-ownership in Britain," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 40(7), pages 1223-1242, June.
    2. Chris Hamnett, 1984. "Housing the Two Nations: Socio-Tenurial Polarization in England and Wales, 1961-81," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 21(4), pages 389-405, November.
    3. Graham Bentham, 1986. "Socio-Tenurial Polarization in the United Kingdom, 1953-83: The Income Evidence," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 23(2), pages 157-162, April.
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