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Welfare Reform on the Web (August 2006): Social housing - overseas

Public housing as control: spatial policy of settling immigrants in Israeli development towns

E. Tzfadia

Housing Studies, vol.21, 2006, p.523-537

This article shows how allocation of public housing to immigrants to Israel in the 1950s and the 1990s was used to stratify society according to ethnic affiliation, with “less desirable” Oriental and Russian immigrants being settled in peripheral areas. Concurrently, public housing policy served to advance the Judaization of frontier areas with a predominantly Palestinian population by promoting the large scale settlement of Jewish immigrants in new towns.

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