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Home Ownership Among Young People in Australia: In Decline or Just Delayed

McDonald, Peter; Baxter, Jennifer


Based on census data, a fall in rates of home ownership has been observed among Australians aged less than 35 years. There is debate as to whether this fall is due to changing affordability (Yates 1999, 2002) or to delays in family formation among young Australians (Mudd et al. 2001). The first explanation implies that more Australians will not achieve home ownership across their lifetime; the second that home ownership is merely delayed. Using recent data collections, the proportion that had...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Social Issues


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