A roof over their heads: Housing issues and families in Australia

Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) Monograph No 4


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Research report

June 1984

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This monograph looks at the nature of housing in Australia and the ways in which government housing policies have affected families and the quality of family life. The authors examine issues such as the advantages of home ownership compared to renting, access to private versus public housing, the deposit gap and its effects on family formation plans, the uneven geographic and social distribution of types and qualities of housing, and the problems of youth housing. Chapters 1 and 2 outline the changing nature of the housing market and its relation to family needs and economic inequalities. Chapter 3 looks at issues in public housing and Chapter 4 examines youth housing and the needs of youth in a time of family and social change.

Institute of Family Studies Monograph no. 4


Institute of Family Studies Monograph no. 4