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dc.contributor.authorDrudy, P. J.
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-16T12:17:55Z
dc.date.available2008-10-16T12:17:55Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationDrudy, P. J. 'Housing in Ireland: philosophy, affordability and access'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Vol. XXXVI, 2006/2007, pp84-125en
dc.identifier.issn814776
dc.identifier.otherJEL R21
dc.identifier.otherJEL R31
dc.identifier.otherY
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/23259
dc.descriptionRead before the Society, 1 February 2007en
dc.description.abstractThis paper argues that Ireland?s housing problems stem in part from a particular philosophical orientation which supports the ?commodification? of housing and gives strong encouragement to private market provision of housing for sale, for rent and capital gain and less attention to housing need. The paper examines the extent and causes of house price increases over the last decade, it draws comparisons with a number of other indices and concludes that housing in Ireland is over-valued/over-priced. A number of other indicators suggest that many new and aspiring house buyers are experiencing problems of affordability and other difficulties. Increased housing debt is a matter of serious concern. The structure of the private rental sector is examined and legislation introduced in 2004 to deal with the problems experienced by tenants is assessed. The paper also provides a preliminary evaluation of the work of the newly-established Private Residential Tenancies Board. The extent of ?housing need? is examined as well as the record of social housing provision, including provision for a number of marginalised groups and by means of the private rented sector. The rationale for selling social housing at a discount while buying such housing at market prices is examined. A number of key principles and policy recommendations are suggested.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherStatistical and Social Inquiry Society of Irelanden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Vol. XXXVI 2006/2007en
dc.relation.haspartVol. [No.], [Year]en
dc.source.urihttp://www.ssisi.ie
dc.subjectHousingen
dc.subjectHousing policyen
dc.subjectHouse pricesen
dc.subject.ddc314.15
dc.titleHousing in Ireland: philosophy, affordability and accessen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.status.refereedYes


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