Money and Value in Urban Settlement Households in Port Moresby Part 2: Understanding Spatial and Income Inequality Through Housing Choices


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Michelle Nayahamui Rooney

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Policy paper

This In Brief highlights how different land and housing regimes in Port Moresby, the national capital of Papua New Guinea (PNG), drive spatial and income inequality in the city. Among the issues I explore in my PhD research are the housing challenges that people face in Moresby and the strategies they pursue to access land and housing in settlements. I draw on two sets of preliminary data collected as part of my research. The first is ethnographic and income data based on a survey of 32 households in the ATS settlement1 in Moresby where I conducted fieldwork over a six-month period in 2013. The second dataset, comprising advertised rental and sale prices of properties in Moresby, is compiled from newspaper advertisements.

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