Housing, place and community

Joseph Harrison, Nissa Finney, Hannah Haycox, Emma Hill

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Using the Evidence for Equality National Survey (EVENS), this chapter demonstrates how ethnic minority groups in Britain are subject to material deprivation in residential experience, yet succeed in developing strong local attachment and enriching this during times of crisis. It presents evidence on ethnic inequalities in housing type, overcrowding, multigenerational living, access to greenspace and residential mobility, with attention to variation within Britain and ethnic groups that are absent from other studies (such as Roma and Gypsy Traveller). It finds, for example, that spatial pressure in households is more prevalent among all ethnic minority groups compared to White British people. This is a notable concern for three-generation households, which are particularly common in the Pakistani and Roma ethnic groups. Despite housing deprivation, analyses of local belonging point to community mechanisms and networks of solidarity being mobilised during the COVID-19 pandemic in diverse neighbourhoods.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRacism and ethnic inequality in a time of crisis
Subtitle of host publicationfindings from the Evidence for Equality National Survey
EditorsNissa Finney, James Nazroo, Laia Becares, Dharmi Kapadia, Natalie Shlomo
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherBristol University Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781447368861
ISBN (Print)9781447368847
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2023


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