Restructuring the welfare state : privatization of public housing in Britain

Ray FORREST, Alan MURIE

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    Forrest and Murie review the widespread provision of public housing in Britain since 1919. Important changes since 1979 include the sale of council (public) housing and other steps leading to the privatization of housing. Residents of public housing are increasingly composed of the disadvantaged, powerless poor in marginal occupations or on welfare, in contrast to the earlier broader distribution of working-class households who could resort to union wage demands or political action. Key changes in British government housing policy are reviewed in detail. Implications of the changes go beyond public housing to include social mobility, the distribution of wealth, and political orientation and, most broadly, to reflect a restructuring of the welfare state in Britain.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHousing needs and policy approaches: trends in thirteen countries
    PublisherDuke University Press
    Pages97-109
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)9780822305873
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1985

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    FORREST, R., & MURIE, A. (1985). Restructuring the welfare state : privatization of public housing in Britain. In Housing needs and policy approaches: trends in thirteen countries (pp. 97-109). Duke University Press.
    FORREST, Ray ; MURIE, Alan. / Restructuring the welfare state : privatization of public housing in Britain. Housing needs and policy approaches: trends in thirteen countries. Duke University Press, 1985. pp. 97-109
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