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A Study on Housing Poverty in the Nagoya Metropolitan Area, Japan
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A Study on Housing Poverty in the Nagoya Metropolitan Area, Japan
Okamoto, Yoshihiro;
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The Japanese economy has been unstable since 1990. Economic instability and changes in working conditions have made the acquisition of housing and the improvement in housing standards difficult. Unstable working and habitation conditions have also spread, and the Nagoya Metropolitan Area is recognized as a traction community in the Japanese economy. This study employed existing statistics and helpline consultations in 2013 to clarify the state of housing poverty in the Nagoya Metropolitan Area. Moreover, it clarified the conditions for improvement in the housing standards for the low-income households, a regional gap, and reasons for the deteriorating housing levels of low-income households by investigating the "Housing and Land Survey." Furthermore, it clarified housing difficulties that do not appear in existing statistics by investigating the examples of "toll-free call consultations" in 2013.
Housing Poverty;Nagoya Metropolitan Area;Unstable Housing;Housing Helpline;
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