(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

"A patrimony for the children " : low-income homeownership and housing (im)mobility in Latin American cities

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WARD P.M. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, The Univ. of Texas, Austin, ETATS-UNIS


Data are presented from a 2007 restudy of some 300 low-income self-builder owner households across eight settlements in Bogotá and Mexico City originally interviewed in the 1970s. The article analyzes the level of turnover of household owners living in irregular settlements over a period of thirty years, the current housing arrangements of households in dwellings and on plots, and the experctancies of ownership and inheritance of adult children and grandchildren. There are minimal land use changes and more than 80 percent of the original families remain living on the lot. Densities have increased significantly as has the average number of households sharing the lot. Houses are very difficult to sell, reducing residential mobility


Article of periodic

published at : Annals of the Association of American Geographers / ISSN 0004-5608 / CODEN AAAGAK

Editor : Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC - ETATS-UNIS (1911)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 102, no6 [pp. 1489-1510]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 4 tabl.




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