This discussion paper explores how the affordability of home ownership has changed between generations over the last half century. It shows that the common framing of mortgage affordability places far too much emphasis on short-term interest rates, and far too little on inflation and wage...
This report builds on earlier reports into housing affordability and finds that housing affordability has improved in Western Australia, but this improvement has been uneven, with a significant divide between those who own their home and those who are renting.
Report of the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living and on the right to non-discrimination in this context on her visit to New Zealand
This document summarises the findings from the United Nations Special Rapportuer's visit to New Zealand in relation to guaranteeing the right to adequate housing.
By any measure, the housing market is a major sector within the Australian economy. This report finds that across the whole of government, and different orders of government, there needs to be an integrated housing market strategy to deliver more Australian homes and more sustainable...
This strategy invites all levels of government to work together to resolve the affordable housing crisis.
This paper covers the recent history of the housing market in the United States, from the latter half of the 20th century to today. It compares homeowner and renter experiences, and examines government policies meant to ease the financial burdens of finding and maintaining housing.
Owning a home has always been a cornerstone of the Australian dream. This paper, written by Federal Labor MP for Macnamara, Josh Burns, demonstrates that it's a dream that is crumbling for far too many Australians.
In this paper, the authors build a general equilibrium overlapping generations model with heterogeneous agents to study the welfare implications of housing investment tax concessions in the Australian housing market.
This paper outlines the background and methodology of a study concerning the housing and work situations of low and moderate income 'key workers' in the health, transport, hospitality and finance sectors.