Housing and the State: The Responsibilities of Government
The object of this short paper is to discuss the role of the State in the field of housing, to show how complex are the ramifications of ‘the housing problem’, and to analyse a few of the significant economic issues related to housing policy. Obviously in a short paper the discussion must be highly selective and illustrative rather than comprehensive. This would be the case even if attention were restricted to one country: it must be very much more so when one ranges over a large number of countries at different levels of economic development and with different political and economic systems.
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