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The stigmatisation of public housing: findings from a panel investigation

Jacobs, K, Arthurson, K, Cica, N, Greenwood, A and Hastings, A 2011 , 'The stigmatisation of public housing: findings from a panel investigation' , AHURI Final Report, vol. No.166 .

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This Investigative Panel found that social housing neighbourhoods are stigmatised because government policies have worked to congregate socially disadvantaged people in social housing neighbourhoods while under-investing in the tenure. At the same time, the media has portrayed these neighbourhoods as a haven for criminals and the welfare dependent. The authors argue that social housing organisations need to better employ the media to highlight the good effects of social housing, and educate the public about inequities in the housing system.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Jacobs, K and Arthurson, K and Cica, N and Greenwood, A and Hastings, A
Journal or Publication Title: AHURI Final Report
ISSN: 1834-7223
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