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We measure changes in housing quality across the 11 EU post-communist countries with the aim of finding similar country-clusters. We advance a critical-realist model in which we include measurements of 'underlying structures' (e.g. the economy, housing markets and policies, demographic trends and welfare) and of peoples' actual experiences (e.g. overcrowding, utility provision, affordability, and inequality).

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Using a strong combination of the theoretical and the empirical, this paper advances the first rigorous analysis of housing regimes across all 11 post-communist countries.

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Dr Adriana Mihaela Soaita

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This page is a summary of: A Critical-Realist View of Housing Quality within the Post-Communist EU States: Progressing towards a Middle-Range Explanation, Housing Theory and Society, October 2017, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/14036096.2017.1383934.
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