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Women’s right to housing in Spain (2008-2017)


The main aim of this article is to examine the economic dimension of residential exclusion among women in Spain during the 2008-2017 period. The women's right to adequate housing and the need to develop policies in this regard are widely recognized on the international agenda. However, there is an abyss between recognition and reality. In Spain, the burst of the real estate bubble in 2008 and the subsequent economic recession caused a severe housing crisis that affected women more than men, particularly single-mother households and female single-person households. The feminization of housing exclusion in Spain can be seen in the share of total housing costs in the total disposable household income, as well as in the incidence of evictions and foreclosures between men and women.

Right to Housing; Housing Policy; Gender Perspective; Housing Exclusion; Evictions

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