Number of pages: 338
Weight: 687 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20 mm
Edition: 1991 ed.
Thomas S. Nesslein, Kyklos, November 1993
`This is an extremely useful book for any researcher or teacher in the housing studies area. Its value is that it attempts to unravel how, in various contexts, housing systems actually work. By providing detailed evaluations of the effects of policies at a variety of levels on market outcomes and consumer welfare in specific situations, it contains insights into both the benefits and costs of a variety of interventions. '
Chris Mahler, Urban Studies, February 1993
`All chapters are well written with consistent editing, and each is a complete case study. This book is an excellent reference source of housing data for the cities included. '
Margaret Miano, The APA Journal, Autumn 1992
`The book is an important source book for researchers who are interested in the historical development of housing policies and who wish to gain a reasonable working knowledge of the operation of a cross section of markets in wealthier countries. '
M. Stabler, Regional Studies, 1992
`The case studies are careful, thorough, and informed surveys of housing trends, conditions, and policies in their subject areas. Although they do not follow a common outline, all include the important historical and institutional information. Each presents a detailed history of government housing policies, in most cases covering at least most of the postwar period. '
Edwin S. Mills, Journal of Economic Literature, 1994
`It is a welcome sign that serious international comparative housing analysis may finally be coming of age ... After reading this book, we know how seven international housing markets are structured and operate. We understand what caused the failures and successes of these seven housing policies. '
Bertrand Renaud, Journal of Housing Economics, 1994