HSA Conference 2015: key note and paper contributions

With this year’s HSA conference theme ‘Housing the Generations: Justice, Inequality and the Implications of Political Change’ we are delighted that several members of the Mind the (Housing) Wealth Gap project can make major contributions to the overall discussion of fairness between generations in relation to housing.

Dr Beverley Searle, PI of the project, kicks of the conference with a key note lecture on ‘Minding the housing wealth gap: Intergenerational justice and equity’. Over the course of the three days other members will present their main findings on homeownership and issues of family support (Moore, McKee, Soaita), intergenerational exchanges (Joseph, Rowlingson) and vulnerability (Soaita, McKee, Moore, Searle).


The HSA conference 2015 takes place at the University of York 8-10 April and further information can be obtained from the conference website.

Where to find us in the programme:

Wednesday 8 April

14:00– 15:30

Plenary session 1: Intergenerational justice and equity

Auditorium, RC/014

Beverley Searle (University of Dundee)

Sue Heath (University of Manchester)


16:00- 17:30

Workshop 1a



Tom MOORE, Kim MCKEE and Adriana SOAITA

The Pursuit of Homeownership and the Importance of Family Support



Attitudes and perceptions to intergenerational family exchanges in meeting housing costs


John HORTON and Martin FIELD

What do young people think of their housing futures?



Thursday 9 April


Workshop 3b




Negotiating shared housing in austerity Britain: pragmatic responses and policy challenges


Adriana SOAITA, Kim MCKEE, Tom MOORE and Beverley SEARLE

Property-based welfare and vulnerability in the private rented sector



Buy-to-let Mortgage Arrears: Understanding the factors that influence landlords’ mortgage debt




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