Tag Archives: social housing

Friday

strict rent control leads to’ lower quantity and quality of rental housing’

  From an IEA posting.  A recent OECD report on housing policy finds: ‘An illustrative correlation shows that across countries, stricter rent control tends to be associated with lower quantity and quality of rental housing, as measured by the share of tenants who … Continue reading

Posted by James Bartholomew Indexed in Housing
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Monday

Esping-Andersen and his three worlds of welfare capitalism

One of the most influential writers on welfare states is Gosta Esping-Andersen. Back in 1989, he wrote a book called The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism in which he categorised welfare states into three kinds.  When I first heard about … Continue reading

Posted by James Bartholomew Indexed in General, Parenting, Unemployment, Welfare benefits
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Friday

Now THIS is a social housing programme: 36 million new homes!

In Britain, so-called ‘social housing’ has been in decline. Under Labour, as under the previous Conservative administration, it was allowed to wither. There were too many disasters. Too many massive blocks that had to be literally blown up because not … Continue reading

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Tuesday

Italy and Sweden – worlds apart

I have done two highly contrasting trips in the past few months. First Italy and then Sweden. In both cases, the trips were prompted by other things but I used them to research a new book I am writing about … Continue reading

Posted by James Bartholomew Indexed in Education, General, Healthcare and the NHS, Housing, Parenting, Welfare benefits, Work on the new book
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