Econometric modelling of housing assistance and labour market participation (Research paper)

Housing Labour force Economics Australia

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 agreement between the federal and state governments concerning the provision of housing assistance programs is the need to ensure that 'housing assistance supports access to employment and promotes social and economic participation' (Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement 2003, Schedule 1). The analysis provides evidence on this link by considering how current policy settings influence labour market outcomes for participants in housing assistance programs.

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