Public housing and employment: challenges and strategies

Summary

This project improves our understanding of why and how public housing tenants (and in particular sole parents and women with unemployed partners) are able to (re-)enter paid work despite the many disincentives and barriers identified in the AHURI National Research Venture 1 (NRV1) on Housing Assistance and Economic Participation.

Project number: 50515
Research theme(s): Public and community housing
Project leader: Hulse, Kath
Funding year: 2008
Research Centre: Swinburne-Monash

Research and Policy Bulletin

Research & Policy Bulletin

Issue 143: How does living in public housing affect women’s employment?

Opportunities for training and volunteering can assist women living in public housing to enter or re-enter paid work. However, income-based rents, poor security and stigma associated with public housing may present significant obstacles to working. This Research and Policy Bulletin provides details of the key findings and policy implications from the completed AHURI research project Public housing and employment: challenges and strategies.

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Download now Final Report: No. 155: Public housing, women and employment: challenges and strategies
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Download now Research and Policy Bulletin: Issue 143: How does living in public housing affect women’s employment?
330KB PDF Document