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288 Pages

ISBN: 9780199565559

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Safe as Houses?

The Uneven Integration of Housing, Mortgage, and Financial Markets

Susan J. Smith

  • Addresses the problems of the housing market, one of the key issues in the 'credit crunch'
  • Shows how our wealth has become tied up in property, and how the mortgage finance revolution turned property into security for other loans
  • Analyses both the problems with the housing market, and a range of solutions
  • Draws on qualitative and quantitate data, and a range of ideas from different social sciences
  • Includes case studies from the UK, USA, and Australia