Title

Rent control : its rationale and effects

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Urban Studies: An International Journal of Research in Urban Studies

Publication Date

10-1-1992

Volume

29

Issue

7

First Page

1183

Last Page

1189

Abstract

This paper discusses the rationale behind rent control and analyses its effects using a capital theory framework in combination with traditional bid rent analysis. The experience in Hong Kong and Ontario is found to support the author's hypothesis that in addition to the reasons given by other authors, rent control is a substitute for public housing spending and hence is popular among fiscally strained governments. The theoretical discussion confirms earlier findings and additionally provides insight into some of the differential effects on quality and maintenance that have been observed.

DOI

10.1080/00420989220081121

Print ISSN

00420980

E-ISSN

1360063X

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Copyright © 1992 Sage Publications Ltd

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Recommended Citation

Ho, L. S. (1992). Rent control: Its rationale and effects. Urban Studies, 29(7), 1183-1189. doi: 10.1080/00420989220081121