Housing inequalities and wellbeing: a critical analysis of narratives from stakeholders in Luxembourg

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This chapter adds to the debate on the impacts of housing on wellbeing by exploring the narratives of public stakeholders involved in setting the agenda for housing policy and developing subsidized housing. It sheds light on similarities and differences between the concepts of wellbeing developed at different stages of public policy-making process: from housing policy formulation to implementation.
Specifically, we explore the impact of a mixed model of an asset-based welfare and housing welfare on wellbeing outcomes of lower and middle-income households. Asset-based welfare policies focus on subsidization and development of owner occupied housing while the housing welfare model on the development of social rental housing (Norris and Fahey, 2011).
In this way, both models target low- and middle-income households.
To address these issues, we take a case study of Luxembourg. Our findings show a divergence between the concepts of wellbeing in housing policy and practice (...)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Modern Guide to Wellbeing Research
Editors Beverley A. Searle, Jessica Pykett, Maria Jesus Alfaro-Simmonds
Place of PublicationCheltenham, Northampton
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
ISBN (Electronic)9781789900153
ISBN (Print)9781789900156
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameElgar Modern Guides
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing


  • affordable housing
  • wellbeing
  • housing policy
  • housing-related stakeholders
  • Luxembourg

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