Housing prices, household debt and household consumption

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Author(s): Kadir Atalay; Stephen Whelan; Judith Yates
Description: This research investigated the relationship between increasing housing prices (or housing wealth) and the increased consumption expenditure of households from before the GFC and afterwards. The analysis revealed that following the GFC, old and middle-aged households showing slightly lower consumption levels despite their houses increasing in price.
Citation: Atalay, K., Whelan, S. and Yates, J. (2017) Housing prices, household debt and household consumption, AHURI Final Report No. 282, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/282, doi:10.18408/ahuri-7307401.
DOI: doi:10.18408/ahuri-7307401
Date published: 08 Jun 2017
Publication type: Final Report 282
Project title: House prices, household debt and the macroeconomy: evidence from Australia after the GFC (Project number: 73074)
Inquiry title: Housing policies, labour force participation and economic growth (Inquiry number: 81070)
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Published by: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited
ISSN: 1834-7223
ISBN: 978-1-925334-46-3
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