Tag Archives for homeownership

Domestic fortification and the home of neoliberalism

Rowland Atkinson and Sarah Blandy

Homeownership and the increasing fortification of the domestic home are linked by our increasingly neoliberal society. Home goes to the heart of the economy. We know that homeownership has been integral to a series of national political projects, on both the political right and left, for decades.  The growth of homeownership has occurred in tandem with the slow death of … Continue reading

19 October 2016 by
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Mortgage debt and wages: A comparison of Britain and Denmark

James Wood

Different approaches to mortgage debt may impact wages, how homeowners engage with employers and welfare services, and economic growth One of the primary motivations for homeownership in advanced economies is securing the home as a financial asset. Whilst this is widely recognised, the impact of mortgage debt on aggregate wages is not. This post looks at how taking on mortgage … Continue reading

14 June 2016 by
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Reconstituting the post-crisis real estate-finance link in Ireland, Spain & the US

The mortgage-led crisis has led to the financialization of rental housing – and new social struggles The global financial crisis had dramatic consequences for urban space and life in the US and the worst-affected European economies, Ireland and Spain: a tide of evictions and dispossession of homeowners, swathes of vacant property and stalled development, and rising homelessness. The scope and … Continue reading

1 March 2016 by
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