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Tackling inequalitiesWhere are we now and what can be done?$
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Christina Pantazis and David Gordon

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9781861341464

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861341464.001.0001

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How can we end inequalities in housing?

How can we end inequalities in housing?

(p.101) Five How can we end inequalities in housing?
Tackling inequalities

Alan Murie

Policy Press

This chapter discusses how inequalities can be ended in the area of housing. While housing is not at the top of New Labour's policy agenda, it has been identified as affecting outcomes in health and education, as well as having an important role in improving employability. The discussion examines how housing is a product and contributory factor in determining inequality, and focuses on how housing issues, such as poor housing conditions, homelessness, and the residualised social-housing sector, are linked to the wider processes of social exclusion. It presents a critical analysis of New Labour's focus on the worst estates and suggests that the focus of social exclusion in terms of the social-housing sector is being made at the expense of housing problems elsewhere.

Keywords:   housing problems, housing inequalities, homelessness, health outcomes, social exclusion, social housing

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