Housing markets are at the centre of the recent global financial turmoil. In this well-researched study, a multidisciplinary group of leading analysts explores the impact of the crisis within, and between, countries.
The impacts of the so-called global crisis are, in fact, highly uneven for both households and institutions. This unique book investigates why this is the case as well as emphasizing the consequences. It encompasses the experiences of all the major economies, including: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, the UK, the USA and Vietnam, highlighting and comparing a wide range of housing systems and crisis impacts.
Housing Markets and the Global Financial Crisis will strongly appeal to academics and postgraduate students in social policy, urban studies, public policy, economics, sociology and human geography. In addition, anyone with a general interest in globalization, neoliberalism and the changing nature of contemporary capitalist societies, as well as those with particular interests in housing markets and housing policy, will find this book enriching and enlightening.
|Publisher:||Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Edited by Ray Forrest, University of Bristol, UK and Department of Sociology and Social Policy,
Lingnan University and Ngai-Ming Yip, City University of Hong Kong
Table of Contents
1. Households, Homeownership and Neoliberalism
2. Effects of the Recent Credit Cycle on Homeownership Rates Across Households: What We Know and What We Expect
Doug Duncan and Cesar Costantino
3. The Credit Crunch in the UK: Understanding the Impact on Housing Markets, Policies and Households
4. Housing in Iceland in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis
Jón Rúnar Sveinsson
5. Housing Wealth, Debt and Stress Before, During and After the Celtic Tiger
Michelle Norris and Nessa Winston
6. Housing in the Netherlands Before and After the Global Financial Crisis
Richard Ronald and Kees Dol
7. Housing Policy and the Economic Crisis – The Case of Hungary
8. The Impacts of the Global Financial Crisis on Housing and Mortgage Markets in Australia: A View from the Vulnerable
Mike Berry, Tony Dalton and Anitra Nelson
9. Rebuilding Housing Polices in Response to the Current Crisis. Is Homeownership the Solution?
10. The Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on Households: The Case of Urban Vietnam
Hoang Huu Phe
11. Housing Policy Issues in South Korea Since the Global Economic Crisis: Aspects of a Construction-Industry-Dependent Society
12. Towards a Post-Homeowner Society? Homeownership and Economic Insecurity in Japan
13. Business Nearly as Usual: The Global Financial Crisis and its Impacts on Households in Hong Kong
14. The Impact of the Financial Crisis on China’s Housing Market
Jianping Ye and Chao Sun
15. Concluding Discussion – Where to Now?
Appendix: Selected Key Indicators