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The Housing Debate$
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Stuart Lowe

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422736

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422736.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Chapter:
(p.225) 9 Conclusion
Source:
The Housing Debate
Author(s):

Stuart Lowe

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422736.003.0009

This chapter sums up and reflects on the key themes discussed in the book. Its purpose has been to contribute to the re-connection of housing to comparative welfare state scholarship and to provide a narrative account of the development of the home-owning society in the UK. Council housing by contrast grew in parallel with homeownership but entered a phase of terminal decline in the late 1970s. The chapter reflects on the theme of the relationship between housing and welfare states, and finishes with a discussion of the nature and significance of asset-based welfare.

Keywords:   home ownership, social housing, residualisation, longue durée

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