Conference Contribution Details
Mandatory Fields
Joe Finnerty and Cathal O'Connell
Contemporary Housing Issues in a Changing Europe
Changing tenure trajectories in contemporary Ireland
NUIG, Galway
Invited Lectures (Conference)
Optional Fields
Standard popular and academic accounts of the housing and tenure trajectories of Irish households have likened these to a ladder, whereby newly forming households ascend its 'rungs', with permanent accommodation at the top rung (owner occupation or traditional local authority housing) as the final destination. This paper examines recent changes to these traditional tenure trajectories, exploring in turn the situation of over-indebted mortgage holders and of newly-forming low-income households.