First published in 1991. The connection between housing and work is one of the most discussed yet least understood aspects of modern society. Housing and Labour Markets explores the different ways in which housing and labour are linked and examines their central significance in many of the key changes in society today. It provides a wide-ranging analysis of the relationships between housing and labour markets, with accounts of the different forms of work, paid and unpaid, in which various types of households are engaged.
This edited collection addresses the varied impact of restructuring in both housing and labour markets in different localities and regions, including contributions from the USA and Australia. By making an important input into the growing debate over the inks between home and work, this book shows the direction in which the debate should go, draws out the principal lines of connection and suggests a way forward.
The issues addressed in Housing and Labour Markets will be of interest to a wide range of social science disciplines, especially urban studies, economics, sociology, geography and planning. Local government officers in housing and planning will also find it makes an invaluable contribution to developing links between housing and the workplace.
List of Contributors; List of Figures; List of Tables; Part One: Building the Connections; Introduction John Allen and Chris Hamnett; 1. Housing Markets, Labour Markets and Discontinuity Theory Bill Randolph; Part Two: Understanding the Connections; Introduction; 2. Housing Markets, Labour Markets and Housing Histories Ray Forrest and Alan Murie 3. Labour Migration and Housing in the UK: An Overview John Salt 4. Housing Markets and Labour Markets in the Quartered City Peter Marcuse 5. The Restructuring of Work and Home: Productive and Reproductive Relations Sophie Watson; Part Three: Mapping the Connections; Introduction; 6. House Price Inflation and Local Labour Market Influences in Britain Mike Coombes. Tony Champion and Moira Monro 7. Labour Markets, Housing Markets and Social Restructuring Global City: The Case of London Chris Hamnett 8. Producing a Divided Society Ray Hudson 9. Housing the Workers in Mrs Thatcher’s High-Tech Utopia James Barlow and Mike Savage 10. Replacing a Surplus Population: The Policies of the London Docklands Development Corporation Mark Goodwin; Index