Originally published in 1990 and drawing on extensive research, this book provides an evaluation of the impact of the growth of home ownership in the UK, and of the claims and counter-claims made for its social significance. The book examines critically the evidence for and against the proposition that mass home ownership is contributing towards a more equal society. Wide-ranging in its coverage, the book discusses the changing nature and role of home ownership, wealth accumulation and housing, the relationship between social class and housing tenure, and policy development.
Table of Contents
1. Understanding Home Ownership 2. Home Ownership: Facts and Fictions 3. Home Ownership: A Silent Revolution? 4. Property, Class and Tenure 5. The Fragmented Market 6. Wealth: Realizing the Dream 7. A Tenure in Transition 8. Home Ownership: Deconstruction and Reconstruction.
Ray Forrest, Alan Murie and Peter Williams