• Economics
  • Published 2012

From Slums to Slums in Three Generations; Housing Policy and the Political Economy of the Welfare State, 1945-2005

@inproceedings{Carter2012FromST,
  title={From Slums to Slums in Three Generations; Housing Policy and the Political Economy of the Welfare State, 1945-2005},
  author={H. Steven Carter},
  year={2012}
}
Housing was the major domestic priority of all postwar UK governments. By 1970 the physical conditions of British housing had been transformed; by the 1990s seventy per cent of households in England owned their own homes. Yet in 2012 there were still parts of many cities that deserved labeling as slums. Why had massive public expenditure not managed to achieve the goal of successive governments? Vested interests, created by each wave of intervention, limited subsequent policy choices. From… CONTINUE READING