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Housing in the United Kingdom

Whose Crisis?


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Brian Lund
    Pages 1-40
  3. Brian Lund
    Pages 41-79
  4. Brian Lund
    Pages 81-122
  5. Brian Lund
    Pages 123-159
  6. Brian Lund
    Pages 161-186
  7. Brian Lund
    Pages 217-258
  8. Brian Lund
    Pages 259-292
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 293-374

About this book


"Another excellent text from Brian Lund, bringing us all up to date on the housing crisis (or should that be crises?) besetting the UK. Brian's grasp of the facts and figures on the housing system is unparalleled. This is a must-read for all those who want to understand how UK housing has reached the state it is in today." — Peter Somerville, Professor of Social Policy, University of Lincoln, UK

In this book, Brian Lund builds on contemporary housing crisis narratives, which tend to focus on the growth of a younger ‘generation rent,’ to include the differential effects of class, age, gender, ethnicity and place, across the United Kingdom. Current differences reflect long-established cleavages in UK society, and help to explain why housing crises persist. Placing the UK crises in their global contexts, Lund provides a critical examination of proposed solutions according to their impacts on different pathways through the housing system. As the first detailed analysis of the multifaceted origins, impact and potential solutions of the housing crisis, this book will be of vital interest to policy practitioners, professionals and academics across a wide range of areas, including housing studies, urban studies, geography, social policy, sociology, planning and politics.


differential effects generation gap spatial dimensions home ownership housing crises social housing 'generation rent' ethnicity gender

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

About the authors

Brian Lund, now retired, was Principal Lecturer in Social Policy at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. 

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