Residualization and council housing : aspects of the changing social relations of housing tenure

Ray FORREST, Alan MURIE

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    Abstract

    It is commonly argued that council housing in Britain is becoming a residual service. This paper explores the various dimensions of residualization such as the size of the council house sector, the quality of the service, the characteristics of tenants and the nature of the stock. Whilst changes in these areas are significant it is suggested that we must look beyond housing processes to fully understand the downgrading of council housing. Specifically it is argued that explanations must take account of questions of economic and political powerlessness, the marginalization of certain sections of the working class from the labour market and the uneven impact of the recession.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)453-468
    Number of pages16
    JournalJournal of Social Policy
    Volume12
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1983

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    Residualization and council housing : aspects of the changing social relations of housing tenure. / FORREST, Ray; MURIE, Alan.

    In: Journal of Social Policy, Vol. 12, No. 4, 01.10.1983, p. 453-468.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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