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.
Commuting burden and housing affordability for low-income renters
Final Report No. 335
Date Published: 11 Sep 2020
Published by: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited
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.RIS CITATION