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Soviet housing: Who built what and when? The case of Daugavpils,Latvia
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
Stockholm School of Economics.
2010 (English)In: Journal of Historical Geography, ISSN 0305-7488, E-ISSN 1095-8614, Vol. 36, no 4, 453-465 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Throughout much of the Soviet period, access to housing was a major consideration, both for individual citizens and employers intent on increasing their number of employees. Because of the heavy emphasis on industry, and despite the progress made within the area since the late 1950s, Soviet urban residential provision never managed to fully recover from the acute housing shortage that characterized the Stalin years. In this paper, we address the quantitative side of housing construction during the socialist era. Using the mid-sized diversified industrial town of Daugavpils (Latvia) as a case study, we set out to investigate the extent to which employers were involved in decisions concerning housing provision. To do this, we consult a large volume of archival records, our focus being on documents tracing entries indicating that new living quarters were ready and could be allocated to employees of sponsoring organizations and enterprises.

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Elsevier, 2010. Vol. 36, no 4, 453-465 p.
Keyword [en]
Housing, Latvia, Soviet Union, Socialist enterprises
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Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-32752DOI: 10.1016/j.jhg.2010.01.001ISI: 000284856300009OAI: diva2:305527
Available from: 2010-03-24 Created: 2010-03-24 Last updated: 2012-06-14Bibliographically approved

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