Title

Housing and cities

Document Type

Encyclopedia entry

Source Publication

International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences

Edition

2nd ed.

Publication Date

1-1-2015

First Page

233

Last Page

238

Publisher

Elsevier

Abstract

We live in an urban age. Most people now live in cities and cities are mostly housing. This article emphasizes the centrality of housing in everyday life and as a focal point of social and political conflict. It highlights the connections between housing and the life course, health, education, and social status. It describes the key terms that social scientists have employed to explore housing and cities and the different theoretical perspectives that have been used to explain the distribution of urban housing.

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9780080970868

Recommended Citation

Forrest, R. (2015). Housing and cities. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences (pp. 233-238). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

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