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Gavin Wood

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Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
School of Global, Urban and Social Studies

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Research report

25 Jul 2017

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The study forecast future expenditure on housing assistance programs; the additional outlays on ISPs due to asset test concessions to home owners; and the aggregate value of home owner tax subsidies. These three housing subsidy components are estimated to...

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Research report

28 Jun 2017

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This research Inquiry presented evidence on how housing policies might promote labour force participation and economic growth through four channels—housing supply responsiveness, labour mobility, employment decisions and consumption. It highlights...

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Research report

18 May 2017

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This study investigated the key drivers of Australian housing supply responsiveness; including price, topographical constraints, climate, existing land uses and planning regulations; and considered policy development options to improve the scale and speed of new housing...

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18 May 2017

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This study investigated the key drivers of Australian housing supply responsiveness; including price, topographical constraints, climate, existing land uses and planning regulations; and considered policy development options to improve the scale and speed of new housing...

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Research report

02 Mar 2017

This research examined various possible links between housing related variables and employment, such as:

  • housing assistance (such as rent assistance or social housing) can blunt incentive to work and depress employment rates
  • soaring real house prices have inflated housing
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Blog post

22 Jan 2017

Homelessness continues to be a feature of wealthy nations, and most recently, has dominated Victorian front page news, as the figures of people sleeping rough on the streets of Melbourne rise.

In order to develop effective policies to prevent or alleviate homelessness it’s important to...

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Research report

31 Aug 2016

Policy-makers have long understood the relationship between housing and the economy through the multiplier effects of housing investment on national income and employment. There has, in contrast, been little regard to the longer term productivity and growth impacts of housing. Housing advocates...

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Briefing paper

17 Mar 2016

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  • Of key importance for this project is its research methodology as it is the first to combine housing and labour market data with Journey’s Home survey data. It developed three models to examine the probability of entry into and exits from homelessness.
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Briefing paper

04 Dec 2015

Home ownership is valued not just for the housing it provides but also as a means to accumulate wealth over the life-cycle. However, there is evidence that younger generations are making later transitions into home ownership and increased numbers not entering at all—this is not just among low-...

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Research report

29 Oct 2015

In the past, housing policy-makers have argued that housing is a social, rather than an economic, investment. However, problems with the housing market may be constraining national growth and imposing costs on the public purse (e.g. homelessness impacts on health budgets).

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