Paper $27.95 ISBN: 9781861343871 Published February 2002 For sale in North and South America only

Social market or safety net?

British social rented housing in a European context

Mark Stephens, Nicky Burns, and Lisa MacKay

Social market or safety net?
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Mark Stephens, Nicky Burns, and Lisa MacKay

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

64 pages
Paper $27.95 ISBN: 9781861343871 Published February 2002 For sale in North and South America only
Social rented housing in Britain is undergoing radical reform - often inspired by European experiences. This timely report provides a comparative analysis of the social rented sector in seven European countries. Combined with analysis of labour market and social security systems, it challenges the assumptions behind the British reform agenda.Social market or safety net?:analyses the ownership, allocation, pricing and financing of the social rented sector in seven European countries;presents the first comparative data on the social composition of the main tenures;highlights the comparative poverty of tenants of social rented housing in the UK compared with their European counterparts;links housing to social security systems;provides a critique of the current reform agenda in the UK·[vbTab]
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