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Stephen Whelan

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University of Sydney
School of Economics (USyd)
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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

08 Jun 2017

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This research investigated the relationship between increasing housing prices (or housing wealth) and the increased consumption expenditure of households from before the GFC and afterwards. The analysis revealed that following the GFC, old and middle-aged...

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15 May 2017

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This study investigated the relationships between housing, housing markets and the labour market. It considered factors such as geographic mobility, reservation wages (i.e. the minimum wage that an unemployed individual can accept) and job search behaviours across a range...

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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

26 Oct 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

27 Apr 2015

Executive Summary: As house prices in Australia have increased, concern has been expressed about the ability of young Australians to attain home ownership. In August 2014, for example, the proportion of all mortgage financed dwelling transactions that were purchased by first...

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Research report

03 Aug 2009

On average, every $100,000 increase in housing wealth results in an increase in consumption of between $1000 and $1500 per annum in Australia, according to this bulletin.

Increased housing wealth helps to relax borrowing constraints on home owners thus facilitating increased...

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Research report

29 Jun 2009

This project has examined the effects of increases in housing wealth brought about by increases in house prices on general consumption spending in Australia.

The study, the first of its kind in Australia, complements a growing body of international research in...

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Journal article

03 Jun 2009

 

Using a unique administrative dataset for West Australia, we identify the nature of spells in public housing and the determinants of the length of those spells. Our results indicate that lone parents and single individuals experience longer spells in public housing...

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Research report

01 Oct 2008

The analysis in this paper examines the effect of housing assistance programs on aspects of labour market behaviour and outcomes in Australia. The relationship between housing assistance and labour market behaviour is a key concern of policy makers. In fact, a guiding principle of the current...

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