Getting into the housing market

September 18, 2002

The past 20 years have seen the rapid development of a large home ownership market in Britain's cities. What effect is that having on people trying to get onto the first rung of the housing market ladder or people moving from elsewhere in the country?

New ESRC-funded research by Dr Michal Lyons of South Bank University examines the experiences of would-be home-owners in seven cities: London, an acknowledged 'global' city; Birmingham and Manchester, the UK's two largest metropolitan areas; and the four smaller metropolitan areas of Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield. The work reveals that:
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For further information, contact Dr Michal Lyons on 44-207-815-7239 or email: lyonsm@sbu.ac.uk.
Or Iain Stewart or Lesley Lilley at ESRC, on 44-179-341-3032/41-3119 or email: lesley.lilley@esrc.ac.uk.

NOTES FOR EDITORS
1. The research report 'Urban Economies of England and Wales; Life Cycles, Life Chances and Migration' by Michal Lyons was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Michal Lyons is Reader in Human Geography and Co-Director of the Urban and Peri-Urban Research Unit in the Faculty of the Built Environment at South Bank University.
2. The ESRC is the UK's largest funding agency for research and postgraduate training relating to social and economic issues. It has a track record of providing high-quality, relevant research to business, the public sector and Government. The ESRC invests more than £53 million every year in social science research. At any time, its range of funding schemes may be supporting 2,000 researchers within academic institutions and research policy institutes. It also funds postgraduate training within the social sciences, thereby nurturing the researchers of tomorrow. The ESRC website address is http://www.esrc.ac.uk.
3.REGARD is the ESRC's database of research. It provides a key source of information on ESRC social science research awards and all associated publications and products. The website can be found at http://www.regard.ac.uk.

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