Workforce disincentive effects of housing allowances and public housing for low income households in Australia Hulse, K. en_US Randolph, B en_US 2021-11-25T13:38:12Z 2021-11-25T13:38:12Z 2005 en_US
dc.description.abstract There is emerging interest in whether, and how, different types of rental housing assistance contribute to disincentives to entering paid work or working more hours. Using Australia as an example, the article compares the theoretical effects of housing allowances and public housing in terms of work disincentives. It also reports on empirical research that examined how households perceive such disincentives and the degree to which they affect decision making about paid employment, based on a survey of 400 public and private renters searching for paid work in Sydney and Melbourne. The research found that most households understood how their rental housing assistance would change when moving into work, and that this had little effect on private renters in receipt of housing allowances but did affect a sizeable minority of public renters. Job seekers identified the main difficulties in getting a job as age discrimination by employers, lack of personal skills and self-confidence, and location of housing relative to jobs. This highlights the importance of assessing the locational outcomes for households of different types of rental housing assistance, including housing allowances. en_US
dc.language English
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dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.title Workforce disincentive effects of housing allowances and public housing for low income households in Australia en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 2 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal European Journal of Housing Policy en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 147-165 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 5 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Hulse, K. en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Randolph, B, City Futures Research Centre, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW en_US School of Built Environment *
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