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Building on the pastVisions of housing futures$
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Peter Malpass and Liz Cairncross

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347510

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347510.001.0001

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(p.xiv) (p.1) One Introduction
Building on the past

Peter Malpass

Liz Cairncross

Policy Press

This introductory chapter discusses the present housing situation, although it begins with a discussion of the living standards from the Second World War until modern times. It identifies the four main drivers of change, and comments on the possible future of housing policy. The chapter then looks at the various themes that are explored in the other chapters in this book.

Keywords:   housing situation, living standards, Second World War, drivers of change, housing policy

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