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Housing vouchers in the United States, Great Britain, and the Netherlands: Current issues and future perspectives

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We compare the current U.S. housing voucher program with the British housing benefit and the Dutch housing allowance programs. After presenting the theory behind income-related housing support, which underpins both the U.S. and European systems, we compare the three programs with respect to their scope (the budgeted versus the entitlement approach), the relationship between housing support and rent levels, the poverty trap, moral hazards, and administrative problems. The United States can lea...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Role:
Author
Journal:
HOUSING POLICY DEBATE More from this journal
Volume:
16
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
575-609
Publication date:
2005-01-01
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EISSN:
1051-1482
ISSN:
1051-1482
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:55110
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uuid:f825df0a-12ba-4fb4-97ff-9e2e4b430804
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pubs:55110
Source identifiers:
55110
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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