Title

Privatization and housing under Thatcher

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Urban Affairs

Publication Date

6-1-1991

Volume

13

Issue

2

First Page

201

Last Page

219

Publisher

Wiley Blackwell

Abstract

This paper explores and analyzes the privatization of the public housing sector in the United Kingdom. In doing so, it argues that the sale of state‐owned dwellings has been one of the most significant achievements of the Thatcher administrations. While share issues in state enterprises, such as British Telecom or British Gas, have attracted widespread academic attention, it is the reshaping of the housing sector which has had major social, spatial, and fiscal impacts. Within the welfare state, public housing has, so far, borne the brunt of privatization.

DOI

10.1111/j.1467-9906.1991.tb00248.x

Print ISSN

07352166

E-ISSN

14679906

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Forrest, R. (1991). Privatization and housing under Thatcher. Journal of Urban Affairs, 13(2), 201-219. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9906.1991.tb00248.x