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The State of Australian Cities (SOAC) national conferences have been held biennially since 2003 to support interdisciplinary policy-related urban research.
This paper was presented at SOAC 3 held in Adelaide from 28 to 30 November 2007.
SOAC 3 was jointly hosted by the...
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).
Published research suggests...
This study utilized the first 11 waves of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics of Australia (HILDA) Survey to track individuals’ tenure transitions and housing affordability dynamics over the period 2001–11. The study used the widely recognized definition of ‘housing affordability stress’, where an individual’s...
This study utilized the first 11 waves of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics of Australia (HILDA) Survey to track individuals’ tenure transitions and housing affordability dynamics over the period 2001–11.
This is the first report of a project that explores the duration of housing affordability stress (HAS) in Australia. It updates research findings previously reported by Wood and Ong (2009), which tracked the housing affordability trajectories of Australians over the period 2001–06. The present project...
More Australian home owners are using housing equity withdrawal to unlock financial resources to fund living expenses, especially in retirement. Policy is needed to address potential adverse consequences of these strategies.
This report uses statistical techniques to identify whether concentrations of social housing, diverse tenure mix or type or density of dwellings has effects on social wellbeing.
A critical assumption of area-based policies aiming to foster greater ‘social mix’ of communities is that the adverse...
Housing stress is only weakly linked with indicators of wellbeing such as health and financial stress. Alternative, narrower measures of housing affordability are needed to better quantify household affordability problems and thus better inform policy formulation in Australia.
Key points:A household...
This report examines the financial costs and risks of alternative housing equity withdrawal mechanisms and provides recommendations about mitigating risks associated with mortgage equity withdrawal products for older Australians.
Objective and key research questions
This Final Report is the second output of...
This project aims to provide a multi-level analysis of the wellbeing outcomes of low-income renters living in socially diverse locations, to help inform area-based policies on social mix and affordability.
Whether it is better to be ‘poor’ in a ‘poor...