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Housing under the Conservatives : a policy assessment

Whitehead, Christine M E (1983) Housing under the Conservatives : a policy assessment. Public Money, 3 (1). pp. 15-21. ISSN 0261-1252

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Identification Number: 10.1080/09540968309387205


Since 1979, Margaret Thatcher's Government has changed the direction of housing policy in line with its general market philosophy. As a result, the housing market is now, in important ways, operating more efficiently. But the Government did not always follow its own market logic. For example, blinded by its obsession with home‐ownership, it ended up retaining parts of a subsidy system which help those who, in the Government's own terms, should need it least.

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Additional Information: © 1983 Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy
Divisions: Economics
Spatial Economics Research Centre
LSE London
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
JEL classification: H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H54 - Infrastructures; Other Public Investment and Capital Stock
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 15 May 2024 23:27

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