Lyons M. Professionalisation, feminisation, and sociospatial polarisation in London, 1971-1991. Environment and Planning A 1999; 31 (3): 491-506

In this paper I examine the relationship between professionalisation, feminisation, and spatial differences in the take-up of home ownership in London. Findings are that the housing market has amplified, or entrenched, labour-market differences. The ONS Longitudinal Study (longitudinally linked census records) is used in support of the argument, which links individuals' migration, occupation, gender, and marital status with their access to owner occupation in high-status, or low- status, parts of London. Trends are established through comparison of changes over the period 1971-1981 with changes over the period 1981-1991.