Housing Process

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This is the theory of how the self-identity and behaviour of individuals may be determined or influenced by the terms used to describe or classify them. The main idea behind the labeling theory is the fact that deviance is always a result of interaction between those who are tagged, deviants and those who tag them as so. For example, people living in areas tagged "slum areas" can not see anything bad in where they are living until their area is labeled slum area by outsiders. Which is why dwellers of areas labeled slum sometimes have antisocial behaviours knowing fully well that slum areas have been tagged as areas where social and other forms of views are rooted.

The model was proposed by Erving Goffman, In essence, the model is trying to picture how all the world is conceived as a stage and individuals are seen as actors who present a show of their self by putting their best foot forward. Which is in the same vein as government housing policies and programmes for the citizens. Politicians pretend that the electorate is their friend by promising unrealistic housing programmes, after winning the elections, they don't keep to their words which is why there is much housing policies fail.

The theory is pioneered by Kaldor and it explains the dynamics of demand and supply and price over a long period of time. As prices move up and down in cycles, quantities produced also seem to move up and down in a counter-cyclical manner. One of the implications of this theory on housing is that housing development or supply responds only slowly to increased demand.

This is used to describe the interaction of actions of a collection of individuals that have peculiar traits and common purposes. In terms of housing, housing as a process

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