Transformation through tenure? The early purchasers of council houses 1968-1973

Ray FORREST, Alan MURIE

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    Abstract

    The sale of council dwellings under the right to buy has been a prominent feature of the privatisation policies of the Thatcher governments. The impact of such changes in the ownership and control of dwellings remains a subject of considerable debate. Whilst there is now substantial evidence on the short term effects of council house sales, the longer term impacts on dwellings and households have largely been a matter for speculation. This paper explores some of the central policy and theoretical issues through new research evidence on dwellings sold by local authorities in the late sixties and early seventies. In particular it focuses on what has happened to households and dwellings since privatisation, the political orientation of those households and on attitudes towards and experiences of state provision. In general it presents a picture of continuity and stability rather than dramatic change and transformation following privatisation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-25
    Number of pages25
    JournalJournal of Social Policy
    Volume20
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991

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    Transformation through tenure? The early purchasers of council houses 1968-1973. / FORREST, Ray; MURIE, Alan.

    In: Journal of Social Policy, Vol. 20, No. 1, 01.01.1991, p. 1-25.

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