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Housing and children's wellbeing and development: Evidence from a national longitudinal study

Matthew Taylor and Ben Edwards
Family Matters No. 91, 2012

In this paper we present national estimates of the association between the housing circumstances of young Australian families and the developmental outcomes of children aged between 4 and 9 years old using the third wave of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). We find large differences in measures of both receptive vocabulary and emotional and behavioural problems according to the housing tenure of children’s families with children in public housing displaying the worst outcomes.

Homelessness and sexual assault

Zoë Morrison
ACSSA Wrap No. 7 — September 2009

This Wrap considers the needs of victim/survivors of sexual assault who are also experiencing homelessness

Stuff you’d never think of: Children talk about homelessness and how they’d like to be supported

Tim Moore, Morag McArthur and Debbie Noble-Carr
Family Matters No. 78, 2008

This article reports on research carried out with children who had experienced homelessness in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), which involved taking a comprehensive and innovative qualitative methodology for engaging the children in the project. This article discusses what ‘homelessness’ means to children who have accompanied their parents during periods of homelessness. Although problematic, children reported that during periods of homelessness they felt connected and supported by their families and that their parents mitigated some of its negative affects.

Reconceptualising Australian housing careers

Ian Winter and Wendy Stone
Working Paper No. 17 — April 1999

This paper explores empirically how the change to a risk society might be manifest in family life courses and, more particularly, housing careers.

Home ownership and social policy in an ageing society

Ian Winter
Family Matters No. 52, 1999

Recognition of the multiple advantages of home ownership to families, governments and society at large has in effect constructed a social contract with individual savings for home ownership being rewarded by favourable tax and pension treatments. In the context of the International Year of Older Persons, this article discusses the importance of home ownership to older Australians and, in the light of the prevailing fall in home ownership rates and an end to explicit policy support for home ownership, it examines some of the implications for the future.


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