Housing Crises

  • Brian Lund


Entrenched social and economic cleavages have generated diverse housing crises that vary according to age, gender, ethnicity, class and location. Location is considered in Chapter  4. The emergence of ‘generation rent’ has dominated commentary on the age dimension but other cleavages can be identified such as variations in the housing conditions of different cohorts within old age. Gender also influences housing conditions within old age but the main gender division is reflected in the housing circumstances of single-parent families. Social class pervades housing outcomes via differentiation and fragmentation in homeownership, tenure divisions, the stigmatisation of social housing and wealth acquired through owner-occupation. Ethnicity permeates housing conditions although they are influenced by location and length of residence in the UK.


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  • Brian Lund
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  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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