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Gender differences in the attainment and experience of owner-occupation in Australia

Smith, Susan J


Australia has one of the world's highest rates of home ownership, not least because owner-occupied housing is treated favourably both as an investment and as a consumption good. The residual role of public housing (which accounts for just 5-6% of the housing stock) and the limited subsidy to private renters mean that, despite a lack of tax relief on mortgage interest, the attainment of owner-occupation is widely regarded as a cultural norm, a wise investment and a mark of success. Accordingly,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Urban Research Unit/Program
Date published: 1989
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.4225/13/590a5126b92d1
Access Rights: Open Access


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