Housing in Scotland

D.N.F. Bell, N. Fraser, D. Hamilton, F. Harrigan, A. Jowett, F. Kirwan, J. McGilvray, N. O'Donnell, I. Orton, D. Simpson, E. Tait, J. Walker, A. Wingfield, D.N.F. Bell (Editor), N. Fraser (Editor)

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this Brief is to describe some of the main features of housing in Scotland as well as the implementation of housing policies. This is important as the state of housing in Scotland has long been recognised as a major determinant of the high levels of net migration, poor job mobility and of urban blight. After describing the Scottish housing stock, the final sections discuss trends in government expenditure, changes in house prices and the current debate over the sale of public authority housing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)27-38
    Number of pages12
    JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
    Volume6
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 1981

    Keywords

    • housing policy
    • Scottish housing stock
    • rented dwellings
    • Scottish housing market
    • council house sales
    • Scottish economy

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    Bell, D. N. F., Fraser, N., Hamilton, D., Harrigan, F., Jowett, A., Kirwan, F., McGilvray, J., O'Donnell, N., Orton, I., Simpson, D., Tait, E., Walker, J., Wingfield, A., Bell, D. N. F. (Ed.), & Fraser, N. (Ed.) (1981). Housing in Scotland. Quarterly Economic Commentary, 6(4), 27-38.