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The meaning of housing: A pathways approach

David Clapham


This book offers a fresh new approach to the study of housing. It explores the meaning that housing has for individuals and households by examining ‘housing pathways’. Housing pathways refers to the varying household forms that individuals experience and the housing routes that they take over time. The book argues that housing has increasingly become a means to an end rather than an end in itself. The end is personal fulfilment and the main task of housing research is to elucidate the links. In this pursuit, the concepts of identity and lifestyle are key. Specifically, the book examines the st ... More

Keywords: individuals, households, housing pathways, housing routes, personal fulfilment, identity, lifestyle, family, employment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9781861346384
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346384.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Clapham, author