Commuting burden and housing affordability for low-income renters

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Author(s): Jago Dodson; Tiebei Li; Elizabeth Taylor; Xavier Goldie
Description: This study investigated the impacts commuting costs have on accessing employment for low income workers who are renting their home. Policy makers have concerns that housing market pressures may limit where low income workers can afford to live, and may result in low-income workers living in locations remote from employment concentrations, leading to weaker worker-job matching, less efficient labour markets and workers being excluded from employment opportunities.
Citation: Dodson, J., Li, T. Taylor, E. and Goldie, X. (2020) Commuting burden and housing affordability for low-income renters, AHURI Final Report No. 335, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/335, doi:10.18408/ahuri5320201.
DOI: doi:10.18408/ahuri5320201
Date published: 11 Sep 2020
Publication type: Final Report 335
Project title: Commuting burden and housing affordability for low-income renters (Project number: 53202)
Inquiry title: Urban productivity and affordable rental housing supply (Inquiry number: 73220)
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The supply of affordable private rental housing in Australian cities: short-term and longer-term changes (Final Report)
Affordable housing in innovation-led employment strategies (Final Report)
Published by: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited
ISSN: 1834-7223
ISBN: 978-1-925334-99-9
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