First Published in 2004. Housing policies and programmes tend to result from political expediency, rather than a rational and informed analysis of the situation and the demands of individual households for housing. Housing the Poor in the Developing World aims to show how methods of analysis can be used to improve efficacy and equity in housing projects and policies, with analysis designed for local circumstances. This book is aimed at satisfying the need to bring together methods of analysis from several disciplines which can be applied to housing. Each method is presented and illustrated with a case study to show how it can be used to inform housing policy in a wide range of countries in all parts of the developing world.

chapter |19 pages

Participant observation

A study of state-aided self-help housing in Lucknow, India

chapter |27 pages

Cultural change analysis

Core concepts of housing for the Tswana

chapter |19 pages

Time series analysis

A longitudinal study of housing quality in Lusaka

chapter |15 pages

Comparative analysis

Studying housing processes in Latin American cities

chapter |17 pages

Analysis of government mortgage records

Insights for state theory and housing policy with reference to Jamaica

chapter |13 pages

Ratio analysis

A study of mortgage borrowers in Tunisia

chapter |17 pages

Discriminant analysis

Tenure choice and demand for housing services in Kumasi, Ghana

chapter |26 pages

Regression analysis

Determinants of overcrowding and house condition in Ghanaian housing markets

chapter |20 pages

Econometric analysis

Measuring the impact of rent controls in urban housing markets

chapter |19 pages

Contingent valuation: Estimating the willingness to pay for housing services: a case study of water supply in

Estimating the willingness to pay for housing services: a case study of water supply in southern Haiti

chapter |26 pages

Discounted cash flow analysis

Present value models of housing programmes and policies

chapter |24 pages

Cost-benefit analysis

Housing and squatter upgrading in East Africa