IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Housing supply in Algeria: affordability matters rather than availability

Listed author(s):
  • Tahar BELLAL


    (Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering Science, University of Setif, Route du Scipion, Setif, 19000, Algeria)

Registered author(s):

    This paper analyses the performance of the housing supply sector in Algeria. The country is witnessing a high rate of urbanization, and a fast growing labor force. The effects of housing policy on labor market, and ultimately economic growth are important. Similarly, policies that cause housing costs to rise significantly can have a much greater effect on the poor than does, for instance, a relatively small housing subsidy program. Accordingly, the scope of the research expanded to consider these broader issues, even if the focus continued to remain on how policies could be designed to improve the situation of the poor. After the introduction, the structure of the paper discusses briefly the methodology used. Then it presents the housing situation, policies and practices, followed by the dynamics of the housing sector. The main findings of the study, low levels of affordability and related problems are presented. Finally the study presents recommendations to help to improve the situation.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Article provided by Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania in its journal Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 3(12) (August)
    Pages: 97-114

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:rom:terumm:v:4:y:2009:i:12:p:97-114
    Contact details of provider: Postal:

    Phone: 0040-01-2112650
    Fax: 0040-01-3129549
    Web page:

    More information through EDIRC

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rom:terumm:v:4:y:2009:i:12:p:97-114. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Colesca Sofia)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.