Market Rents and Economic Segregation: Evidence From a Natural Experiment
2006 (English)In: European Journal of Housing Policy, ISSN 1461-6718, E-ISSN 1473-3269, Vol. 6, no 2, 167-189 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
One argument against deregulating the rental housing market is that high market rents in attractive areas would increase economic segregation. During the 1990s one major city in Sweden (Malmö) increased rents step by step in attractive areas, while another (Stockholm) did not do so. This 'natural experiment' makes it possible to get new evidence about the relation between market rents and economic segregation. The development in different types of areas within the cities is compared over a ten-year period. The results indicate that segregation increased in almost the same way in both cities. Possible counteracting factors are discussed, but the conclusion is that the result must be seen as important evidence against the hypothesis that a (slow) move towards market rent would drastically increase economic segregation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 6, no 2, 167-189 p.
Gentrification, Market rents, Rent regulation, Segregation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-58698DOI: 10.1080/14616710600787718ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33845300867OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-58698DiVA: diva2:473816
QC 201201122012-01-072012-01-072012-01-12Bibliographically approved