The Resource of Ethnicity in the Housing Careers and Preferences of the Vietnamese Communities in London

Richard Tomlins, Mark Johnson, David Owen

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Abstract

This paper briefly outlines the housing careers of Vietnamese households since their arrival in the UK in the late 1970s and draws on a series of focus groups to examine the role that ethnicity has played, and may continue to play, in their housing careers. It notes that the first arrivals lacked the infrastructure of an existing Vietnamese community in the UK and were further disadvantaged by the dispersal policy adopted by the voluntary agencies responsible for their resettlement. The research indicates that ethnicity has been a crucial influence on the housing careers of Vietnamese households, and in particular on the location of the communities. It is argued that it is essential that researchers pay attention to the role of ethnicity as a resource and a constraint within a housing career.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-519
Number of pages15
JournalHousing Studies
Volume17
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Ethnicity
  • Housing
  • Race
  • Inequality
  • Discrimination
  • Vietnamese

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