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Area effects: what do they mean for British housing and regeneration policy?

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  • Rowland Atkinson
  • Keith Kintrea

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This paper aims to clarify the research agenda and to tease out the policy implications of 'area effects' for British housing policy, particularly with respect to policies for the regeneration of deprived housing areas. After a review of the growing interest in area effects in current policy, the paper goes on to examine the existing research evidence on area effects, concluding that they are potentially important in themselves as a source of disadvantage. The paper then goes on to consider the policy implications of area effects and suggests that accepting them offers a strong challenge to conventional thinking about area regeneration and that less inward-looking policy programmes need to be developed. The paper concludes that the role of area effects suggests a renewed centrality of many aspects of housing policy in combating social exclusion.

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  • Rowland Atkinson & Keith Kintrea, 2002. "Area effects: what do they mean for British housing and regeneration policy?," European Journal of Housing Policy, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 2(2), pages 147-166, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:eurjhp:v:2:y:2002:i:2:p:147-166
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    1. Gillian R Smith, 1999. "Area-based Initiatives: The rationale and options for area targeting," CASE Papers 025, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE.
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    1. Maarten van Ham & David Manley, 2012. "Neighbourhood effects research at a crossroads. Ten challenges for future research," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 44(12), pages 2787-2793, December.
    2. Mia Arp Fallov, 2010. "Community Capacity Building as the Route to Inclusion in Neighbourhood Regeneration?," International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 34(4), pages 789-804, December.
    3. van Ham, Maarten & Tammaru, Tiit & de Vuijst, Elise & Zwiers, Merle, 2016. "Spatial Segregation and Socio-Economic Mobility in European Cities," IZA Discussion Papers 10277, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    4. David Manley & Maarten van Ham, 2011. "Living in deprived neighbourhoods in Scotland. Occupational mobility and neighbourhood effects," ERSA conference papers ersa10p547, European Regional Science Association.
    5. van Ham, Maarten & Manley, David, 2009. "The Effect of Neighbourhood Housing Tenure Mix on Labour Market Outcomes: A Longitudinal Perspective," IZA Discussion Papers 4094, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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