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Welfare Reform on the Web (January 2011): Social housing - overseas

Housing affordability and market stability

Ya Ping Wang, Lei Shao and R. Forrest (guest editors)

Housing Studies, vol. 25, 2010, p. 773-928

Papers in this special themed issue present:

  • A historical account of the housing system in Japan since World War II and a discussion of the influence of neo-liberalism on housing policy and the housing market
  • An exploration of why housing affordability declined in the Netherlands between 2002 and 2006, including an explanation of the widening affordability gap between renting and owning.
  • Research on problems of housing affordability in Australia, particularly in the rented sector. Australia has avoided the instabilities experienced by other countries in the face of the 2008/09 global economic crisis, but at the expense of long term structural problems of housing affordability
  • A quantitative analysis of housing market performance and its relationship with government regulations in Korea
  • Research on the emerging mortgage loan system in China, housing affordability in Shanghai, and the impact of housing reform on home ownership using 2001 Beijing Housing Survey data.
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