The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Urban Housing

  • D. Harvey
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The specifics of history and geography indicate a vast array of urban housing types and patterns within equally divergent sets of urban circumstance. The problem is to bring all this particularity and variety into a frame of reference that will help us understand the social, economic, cultural and political significance of urban housing.

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