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Social Inclusion and the Role of Housing


Ben Haman, O and Hulse, K and Jacobs, K, Social Inclusion and the Role of Housing, Handbook of Social Inclusion: Research and Practices in Health and Social Sciences, Springer, P Liamputtong (ed), Switzerland, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9783030482770 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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There is increasing research evidence that secure, decent, and affordable housing is a necessary foundation for individuals to participate in economic, social, and cultural life. The chapter begins with a brief review of relevant literature and a discussion of housing policies and programs that have been pursued to advance social inclusion in the areas of: homelessness, place-based disadvantage, and affordable housing supply and management. The main part of the chapter assesses the inception and implementation of these policies. The key argument is that housing policies which are put in place to enhance social inclusion will only have a limited and short-term impact unless accompanied by wider systematic reforms that address social inequality. The conclusion sets out some thoughts on the prospects for policy-makers to engage in more systematic housing reform and the necessary steps that are required.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:housing, homelessness, place-based disadvantage, poverty, affordable housing
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Government and politics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Ben Haman, O (Mr Omar Ben Haman)
UTAS Author:Jacobs, K (Professor Keith Jacobs)
ID Code:147753
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Media
Deposited On:2021-11-14
Last Modified:2021-12-06

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