The Modernisation of Social Housing in England
This paper outlines a conceptual approach to social housing in market economies that addresses problems with earlier frameworks. Focusing on changes in English social housing in the last 30-40 years, the paper outlines an analytical method of wider applicability. Modernisation is a contested term that has been used in a number of different ways in relation to housing. Accordingly we set out a precise definition for current purposes, based on the specification of two models: a mid 20th century public housing model and a contemporary social housing model, with modernisation defined as the process of moving from one to the other. Each model embraces three elements: the role played by social housing in the wider housing system, and aspects of both provision and consumption. It is shown that there is a consistent pattern and direction of change, which can be seen as a process of migration from the public sector towards the private market. The final part acknowledges some of the difficulties of reconciling the idea of models with an obviously dynamic housing system. In particular it is recognised that the social housing model has not reached (and may never reach) a settled state. Two future scenarios are briefly mentioned: one involving a radical transition to a more fully privatised social housing (which appears to be favoured by government), and another suggesting that there is little sign of enthusiasm for this among either provider organisations or consumers.
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.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 10 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.tandfonline.com/REUJ20|
|Order Information:||Web: http://www.tandfonline.com/pricing/journal/REUJ20|
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:taf:intjhp:v:10:y:2010:i:1:p:3-18. 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: (Chris Longhurst)
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.