It's the Great Australian Dream: to own your own home. A staggering 85 per cent of Australians attempt it at some stage in their lives - the highest percentage in the world. Government policies, the economy and local geographical factors affect the housing choices of different generations, from the 'safe and sound' postwar generation and the 'Baby Boomers' to 'Generation X'. In a clear and challenging analysis, Home Truths shows how home ownership may enrich people or entrap them in debt. It examines the dream and spells out its consequences for individuals and for the wider society. Discusses the way government policies, the economy and local geographical factors affect the housing choices of different generations. Shows how home ownership may entrap people in debt, or enrich them, and looks at the consequences for individuals and society in general. Includes references, bibliography and index.