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This paper investigates affordability of housing in Queensland; changes in the housing stock and people’s preferences; and factors influencing outcomes in housing markets.
This paper analyses the achievement of first home ownership among cohorts of women and men who have become adults since the Second World War. It examines the impacts of the housing market and home ownership policies, as well as decisions about marriage and children on...
This paper reports the results of an econometric analysis of the choice between home owning and renting in Australia.
This paper reviews the housing cost data available in Australia, and derives and presents series of real price indexes for 1979-92 and real rent indexes for 1980-92 for most of the capital cities. It shows a dramatic increase in the annual cost of owning relative...
The research sought to measure whether lower income households are able to access housing which is ‘affordable’ based on weekly rent of no more than 30 per cent of gross household income and ‘available’ referring to the extent to which affordable dwellings are in fact...
Gentrification raises concerns about segregation, social mix and sustainability issues for Australian cities. This report examines the process and its impact.
The report looks at three main questions:
How much gentrification has actually taken place over the last decade and how...
his positioning paper explores the implications of loss of a partner for private renters aged 50 years and over. It focuses on renters rather than owners as the housing circumstances of renters are considered more susceptible to financial stress and uncertainty.
This research models several politically acceptable pathways to reform negative gearing and CGT so as to reduce impacts on less sophisticated property investors. Two reform models— a rental deduction cap of $5,000 and a progressive rental deduction based on income—could lead to savings of over...
This study investigated how low-income renters navigate the private rental sector (PRS) via three core pathways: the formal, informal and supported pathways. It provides practitioners and policy makers with an evidence base on changing practices and ways forward in shaping equitable PRS institutions.
This report examines housing assistance in the government, not-for-profit and private sector segments in Australia in 2011-12.
It examines allocation and waiting lists for social housing, overcrowding and housing affordability, and demonstrates that while the number of social housing dwellings has increased...