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Housing policy and the changing tenure mix

Whitehead, Christine (2018) Housing policy and the changing tenure mix. National Institute Economic Review, 245 (1). R34-R39. ISSN 0027-9501

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Identification Number: 10.1177/002795011824500113

Abstract

The paper discusses the many reasons why housing policy can appear to be both incoherent and ineffective - with too many Departments involved each with different objectives and a plethora of policies pulling in different directions. Drawing on earlier research findings the paper discusses three examples which have impacted on tenure mix – the growth in the private rented sector where policy initiatives – except for unintended side effects – have been limited and market and macroeconomic pressures have dominated; a range of tax anomalies which provide inconsistent incentives and generate considerable costs to the economy; and the impact of specific policies which concentrate on supporting owner-occupation through new build initiatives. The paper concludes by asking whether housing policy is inherently unable to withstand the pressures placed on it by both politics and macroeconomic realities.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/ner
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
JEL classification: H - Public Economics > H1 - Structure and Scope of Government > H11 - Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government
H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue > H24 - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
H - Public Economics > H3 - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents > H31 - Household
H - Public Economics > H4 - Publicly Provided Goods > H44 - Publicly Provided Goods: Mixed Markets
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2018 14:14
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2019 00:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90172

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