The role of the welfare state and housing policies as a medium and outcome of rising inequality in the cities

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Resumé

In recent decades economic, social, and political changes have aggravated social inequality in most European countries, accelerating differences in living conditions between social groups and neighbourhoods alike.
In this context, far from being seen as fixed entities measured only by their functional and morphological qualities, residential districts have come to be seen as an expression of socio-economic and symbolic differences and inequalities. From this perspective, the relative position of social groups in the occupational class structure and in the spatial structure becomes a privileged field of empirical inquiry for scientists concerned with inequality in all its multidimensional forms.
The aim of this paper is to draw up the lines between social and spatial inequality in cities through discussion of the role of housing policies and housing markets as an outcome of the rise of inequality in the city.
In order to capture the complex chain of factors that influence the social geography of cities and their patterns and trends of inequality, this paper seeks to engage with key thinkers such as Pierre Bourdieu, Gosta Esping-Andersen, and Jim Kemeny.
In doing so, we raise several research questions concerning the role of the welfare state as a causal mechanism of social and spatial stratification. Hence what are the main differences between typologies of welfare and housing regimes regarding economic and social inequality? To what extent do they variously project socio-economic inequality across the residential space? In other words, how are struggles over space regulated by urban policies that adhere to different worlds of welfare and housing regimes?
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2016
StatusUdgivet - 2016
BegivenhedRSA Annual Conference 2016 “Building Bridges: Cities and Regions in a Transnational World” - Conference held at Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz, Østrig
Varighed: 3 apr. 20166 apr. 2016

Konference

KonferenceRSA Annual Conference 2016 “Building Bridges: Cities and Regions in a Transnational World”
LokationConference held at Karl-Franzens-Universität
LandØstrig
ByGraz
Periode03/04/201606/04/2016

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Alves, S., & Andersen, H. T. (2016). The role of the welfare state and housing policies as a medium and outcome of rising inequality in the cities. Abstract fra RSA Annual Conference 2016 “Building Bridges: Cities and Regions in a Transnational World”, Graz, Østrig.
Alves, Sonia ; Andersen, Hans Thor. / The role of the welfare state and housing policies as a medium and outcome of rising inequality in the cities. Abstract fra RSA Annual Conference 2016 “Building Bridges: Cities and Regions in a Transnational World”, Graz, Østrig.
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Alves, S & Andersen, HT 2016, 'The role of the welfare state and housing policies as a medium and outcome of rising inequality in the cities', RSA Annual Conference 2016 “Building Bridges: Cities and Regions in a Transnational World”, Graz, Østrig, 03/04/2016 - 06/04/2016.

The role of the welfare state and housing policies as a medium and outcome of rising inequality in the cities. / Alves, Sonia; Andersen, Hans Thor.

2016. Abstract fra RSA Annual Conference 2016 “Building Bridges: Cities and Regions in a Transnational World”, Graz, Østrig.

Publikation: Konferencebidrag uden forlag/tidsskriftKonferenceabstrakt til konferenceFormidling

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