Post-conflict area-based regeneration policy in deprived urban neighbourhoods

Publication type

Journal Article

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Regional Studies

Authors

Gretta Mohan, Alberto Longo and Frank Kee

Publication date

Summary

Neighbourhood Renewal is the main area-based urban regeneration initiative in Northern Ireland. The region is a unique setting for urban regeneration because of an enduring legacy of ethno-religious conflict. Using longitudinal micro-data, the paper investigates the effect of the policy on the economic welfare of residents living in policy-on areas compared with three policy-off control groups. Difference-in-difference regression on employment and unemployment status, household income, and benefit receipt and subjective financial status reveals that Neighbourhood Renewal did not close the gap in economic circumstances. However, the policy contended with a challenging economic period, which may have constrained the ability of areas to capitalize on the initiatives fully.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2019.1644450

ISSN

16

Subjects

Area Effects, Geography, Social Exclusion, Urban Economy, Religion, Economics, Public Policy, Welfare Benefits and Government

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