The Private Rented Sectors in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: A Case Study in Convergence Analysis
The theme of this paper centres on the divergence and convergence of housing policy in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, as reflected in the development of the private rented sector (PRS) in both jurisdictions. Using a historical comparative analysis of key indicators, this paper aims not just to present an accurate picture of the state of policy towards the PRS in both jurisdictions, but to situate this analysis within the overall development of the two housing systems. The paper postulates that while Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are both reflective of the Anglo-Saxon tradition in housing, historical factors have led to different housing pathways and clearly identifiable differences in policy outcomes. Housing policy and housing tenure mix in both jurisdictions diverged significantly during the twentieth century, showing examples of path dependency at work, but there is clear evidence of convergence in recent decades. The withdrawal from direct social housing provision and the changing role of the private rented sector are examined and an example of convergence theory at work is analysed.
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): 4 ()
|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:4:p:421-441. 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.