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dc.contributor.authorGazeley, Ianen_US
dc.contributor.authorNewell, Andrewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:30:38Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:30:38Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34914-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents an analysis of housing conditions amongst the British urban working class in 1904, using a re-discovered survey. We investigate overcrowding and we find major regional differences. Scottish households were more overcrowded despite being less poor. Investigating the causes of this overcrowding, we find little support for supply-side theories, and none for the idea that Scottish households experienced particularly great variations in income, causing them to commit to overly modest accommodation. However, the Scottish tenancy and local tax laws are probably important in explaining the overcrowding. We provide evidence that Scottish workers generally spent their rent reduction entirely on food, rather than saving.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3199en_US
dc.subject.jelN33en_US
dc.subject.ddc360en_US
dc.subject.keywordPovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordrenten_US
dc.subject.keywordovercrowdingen_US
dc.subject.keywordScotlanden_US
dc.subject.keyword1904en_US
dc.subject.keywordBowleyen_US
dc.subject.stwStädtische Wohnungsversorgungen_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwMieteen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialgeschichteen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.subject.stwSchottlanden_US
dc.titleOvercrowding in British cities in 1904en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn559459319en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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