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Housing transitions through the life courseAspirations, needs and policy$
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Andrew Beer

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424280

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424280.001.0001

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Housing and disability: a 21st-century phenomenon

Housing and disability: a 21st-century phenomenon

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(p.113) Seven Housing and disability: a 21st-century phenomenon
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Housing transitions through the life course
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Andrew Beer

Debbie Faulkner

Chris Paris

Terry Clower

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424280.003.0007

This chapter examines the ways one should conceptualise the housing transitions of persons with a disability and their households. It considers the evidence present on both the housing of persons with a disability and the housing of family members who provide care. The discussion shows that the housing transitions of those with a disability are not a niche issue, since almost one in five households is affected. It is also not a problem that is limited to one nation or one point in time; rather, it is a challenge which is imposed upon all developed economies. Based on available evidence, it is suggested that in the twenty-first century, the housing careers of households which are affected by disability are flatter and more focused on the social rental sector or government-subsidised housing, and are more challenged by health and disability concerns than for the general population.

Keywords:   housing transitions, disabled people, housing careers, social rental sector, government-subsidised housing, disability concerns

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