The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


DPU Working Paper - No. 83

Gender, Space, Housing and Inequality


23 July 1997

Authors: Fildes, J.

Publication Date: 1997

This working paper will discuss urban inequality from a gender perspective, focusing upon forms of spatial segregation within the housing market, using Britain as an example. The importance of gender is that within urban areas, these relations play a significant role in perpetuating structures of inequality. Gender issues cut across culture, race, ethnicity and class, revealing the multiple, but differential, restraints placed upon women and men in urban areas. Accordingly, this study, will argue that it is through a gender focus that spatial segregation and inequality are best analysed.

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