Subsidios habitacionales, reactivación económica y distribución del ingreso: Santiago de Chile, 1983
Necochea, Andrés; Instituto de Estudios Urbanos, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Andrés Necochea analizes the subsidies involved in the chilean housing policy in the Metropolitan Area of Santiago. The policy was stated in 1977, as a modification of the previous ones, under the assumption that they had benefited primarily the higher income groups; its objective was highly redistributive and was aimed at the poorer groups lacking adequate housing conditions. The article demonstrates that the new strategy, based on the market and operating in a highly recessive context for the economy as a whole (1983) was even more regressive than the previous ones, and that it had very small effects over the reactivation of the sector.