Housing affordability, central city economic productivity and the lower income labour market

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Author(s): Ryan van den Nouwelant; Laura Crommelin; Shanaka Herath; Bill Randolph
Description: This research found that Australian low income workers who work in the central city have to travel greater distances to get to work and are more likely to make a number of housing related compromises, such as living in a smaller dwelling, sharing with unrelated adults, or renting rather than buying. However, the effects of the housing challenges faced by low income central city workers are not currently registering on productivity and economic growth measurements in Australian cities.
Citation: van den Nouwelant, R., Crommelin, L., Herath, S. and Randolph, B. (2016) Housing affordability, central city economic productivity and the lower income labour market, AHURI Final Report No. 261, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/261.
Date published: 06 Apr 2016
Publication type: Final Report 261
Project title: Housing affordability, central city economic productivity and the lower income labour market (Project number: 71032)
Project reports: Is deteriorating housing affordability reducing lower income central city worker supply and productivity? (Research and Policy Bulletin)
Published by: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited
ISSN: 1834-7223
ISBN: 978-1-925334-23-4
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