Understanding Variation in the Size of the Public Housing Sector Across Swedish Municipalities: The Role of Politics

  • Roger Andersson


From the 1940s and into the 1990s, public housing in Sweden was a key element in the Social Democrats’ ambition to construct a housing system that would secure high quality, affordable housing for all. Municipally owned housing companies still control 17.5 % of the Swedish housing stock and provide housing for about 14 % of the population but their key role has been contested and their privileged position has eroded in the wake of a stepwise change in the regulatory system over the past 20 years.


Housing Market Public Housing Housing Policy Local Politics Housing Allowance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Housing and Urban ResearchUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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