Title

The geography of council house sales in England : 1979-85

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Urban Studies

Publication Date

1-1-1987

Volume

24

Issue

1

First Page

47

Last Page

59

Publisher

SAGE Publications Ltd

Abstract

Analyses of the social, economic and spatial consequences of council house sales have tended to rely on local case study evidence or limited official statistics at the national level. This paper seeks to provide more systematic evidence for England as a whole. Sales which were completed between 1979 and 1985 are mapped by local authority to indicate the uneven geography of the privatisation of council housing in England. Statistical analyses of key variables are then used to draw out some of the factors at work contributing to high and low levels of sales. One of the principle conclusions is that sale of council houses is leading to a greater unevenness in the national pattern of housing tenure.

DOI

10.1080/00420988720080041

Print ISSN

00420980

E-ISSN

1360063X

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Recommended Citation

Dunn, R., Forrest, R., & Murie, A. (1987). The geography of council house sales in England: 1979-85. Urban Studies, 24(1), 47-59. doi: 10.1080/00420988720080041