University of St Andrews

New JRF Housing report

Wednesday 24 February 2016

The study investigates work incentives and disincentives of housing of people and households in poverty in the UK. It shows multiple ways in which housing shapes people’s work choices and opportunities including commuting/transport costs and housing tenure.

The study used a mixed method approach with qualitative case studies representing all countries in the UK. The quantitative analysis is based on longitudinal analysis using the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) and the UK Household Longitudinal Study (Understanding Society). 

The study was jointly conducted by researchers at the Department of Geography & Sustainable Development (Dr Darja Reuschke), the University of Glasgow and Heriot Watt.

To view the full report please select: How does housing affect work incentives for people in poverty?