Housing Studies is the leading international journal and a major forum for theoretical and analytical developments in the housing field. The journal only publishes research of the highest quality and impact.
Housing Studies welcomes contributions on housing and housing related issues in any international, national or cross-national context, however the implications for an international readership should be explicit. Contributions to the journal reflect the interdisciplinary nature of housing research and are drawn from many different disciplines including, political science, urban studies, history, social administration, sociology, geography, law, planning and economics.
The journal explores a range of academic and policy concerns including, but not limited to:
• linkages between housing and other areas of social and economic policy
• the role of housing in everyday life and in gender, class and age relationships
• the economics of housing consumption and housing finance
• international comparisons and developments
• issues of sustainability and housing development
• demographic and social trends and the changing role of housing tenures
• theoretical and conceptual frameworks for housing studies
The separation of Australian housing production from its consumption has long-term consequences for sustainability in the built environment, and for anticipatory adaptation to climate change. This article investigates how the institutional structure of the Australian private housing development industry influences its risk profile and its...
A tax rule whereby losses on a rental property are deductible against personal taxable income (commonly known as ‘negative gearing’) is an almost uniquely Australian practice.
This article proposes that single housing tenure categories do not enable an understanding of the ways in which households use, occupy and own residential properties in the context of broad demographic, economic and social changes.
Adapting work on sub-tenure housing choice, housing tenure is...
It is often taken for granted that governments intervene in the housing market to address social need and affordability concerns, but is this conceptualisation sufficient to capture the processes that inform housing policy-making?
The impact of housing inheritance on housing provision has been overlooked in previous work, which has concentrated on quantifying housing wealth and ascertaining whether or not it results in or contributes to social stratification.
An increased reliance on market forces has led to a reassessment of the role of the private rental market in a number of countries.
Australia has a significant private rental market with over a quarter of households renting their home from a private landlord.
This paper summaries the specific characteristics of rental ownership in Australia, drawing on a recent national survey of landlords carried out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and identifies the key factors responsible for the persistence of this pattern of ownership.