Tuesday, 25 June 2024, 8:16 PM
Site: Precarious Housing in Europe
Course: The PusH Learning Materials (General)
Glossary: Glossary


The increasing reliance of the working poor on consumer credit.

Deprivation-based squatting

A survival or coping strategy that is sometimes called ‘subaltern’ squatting. The squatters involved typically have no agenda and no demands, which differentiates them from protest movements, but at the same time, they often don’t have any other opportunities to cope, which distinguishes them from opportunistic squatting.


A financial product whose value is derived from an underlying entity. For example, mortgages can be packaged into a derivative and this financial product can be sold to investors.


A process that occurs when an individual or a household is forced to move from its residence by conditions that affect the dwelling or its immediate surroundings.

Displacement pressure

The dispossession suffered by poor and working-class families who stay in gentrifying neighbourhoods and whose feelings of home are negatively affected by the transformation of their neighbourhood.

Dublin Regulation

EU law defining EU Member States’ responsibility for asylum claims; according to the main principle of the Regulation, asylum applications should be processed in the first EU Member State in which asylum seekers enter.