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The Private Rented Sectors in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: A Case Study in Convergence Analysis

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Hayden, A, Gray, PF, McAnulty, U, O'Malley, C and Jordan, B (2010) The Private Rented Sectors in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: A Case Study in Convergence Analysis. International Journal of Housing Policy, 10 (4). pp. 421-441. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/14616718.2010.526404

Abstract

The theme of this paper centres on the divergence and convergence of housing policy in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, as reflected in the development of the private rented sector (PRS) in both jurisdictions.Using a historical comparative analysis of keyindicators, this paper aims not just to present an accurate picture of the state of policy towards the PRS in both jurisdictions, but to situate this analysis within the overall development of the two housing systems. The paper postulates that while Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are both reflective of the Anglo-Saxon tradition in housing, historical factors have led to different housing pathways and clearly identifiable differences in policy outcomes. Housing policy and housing tenure mix in both jurisdictions diverged significantly during the twentieth century, showing examples of path dependency at work, but there is clear evidence of convergence in recent decades. The withdrawal from direct social housing provision and the changing role of the private rented sector are examined and an example of convergence theory at work is analysed

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Research on Property and Planning (RPP)
ID Code:16845
Deposited By:Miss Ursula McAnulty
Deposited On:12 Jan 2011 12:28
Last Modified:12 Jan 2011 12:28

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