Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals Asset-based Welfare and Housing in Great Britain

MATTHEWS, Peter, BARNETT, Camilla, LAMBERT, Paul, GREGORY, Lee and FORMBY, Eleanor (2024). Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals Asset-based Welfare and Housing in Great Britain. Social Policy and Society, 1-15.

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The role of housing in providing a welfare asset has been widely explored. With the growth in home ownership between 1979 and 2008 and erosion of the welfare state, housing wealth has become part of the welfare mix in the UK. Here, we present analysis of housing outcomes, as measured in the UK Household Longitudinal Survey (UKHLS), among people who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual in Great Britain. This shows that lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people have poorer housing outcomes than heterosexual counterparts: they are less likely to be homeowners; more likely to be private renters; and more likely to be social renters. With growing intergenerational inequalities in access to home ownership, we argue that, as openly LGB (and broader trans and queer) people being on average younger than the rest of the population, this could lead to LGB people, as a group, being excluded from asset-based welfare in the future as they age.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1605 Policy and Administration; 1607 Social Work; 1608 Sociology; 4407 Policy and administration
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1017/s1474746424000186
Page Range: 1-15
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2024 14:31
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2024 14:31
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33883

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