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Immigration and the access to social housing in the UK

Battiston, Diego and Dickens, Richard and Manning, Alan and Wadsworth, Jonathan (2014) Immigration and the access to social housing in the UK. CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP1264. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper investigates the impact of immigration on the probability of being in social housing in the UK. In recent years immigrant households are slightly more likely than natives to be in social housing but once one controls for relevant household characteristics immigrants are significantly less likely to be in social housing than natives. However, there has been change over time – the immigrant penalty has fallen over time probably because of changes in allocation rules. Overall we find that the rising number of immigrants and the change in the allocation rules can explain about one-third of the fall in the probability of being in social housing with two-thirds being the result of the fall in the social housing stock.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/_new/publications/series.asp?...
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
JEL classification: F - International Economics > F2 - International Factor Movements and International Business > F22 - International Migration
H - Public Economics > H7 - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations > H75 - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R21 - Housing Demand
Sets: Departments > Economics
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Series: Working Papers > CEP Discussion Papers
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2014 14:39
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2014 14:39
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60274

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