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Welfare Reform on the Web (August 2010): Social housing - overseas

Enabling housing cooperatives: policy lessons from Sweden, India and the United States

S. Ganapati

International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol.34, 2010, p. 365-380

Housing cooperatives became active in the United States, Sweden and India in the interwar years of the twentieth century. Yet, after World War II, housing cooperatives grew strongly in Sweden and India, but not in the United States. This article makes a comparative institutional analysis of the evolution of housing cooperatives in these three countries. The analysis reveals that housing cooperatives' relationship with the state and the consequent support structures explain the divergent evolution.

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