Women, health and housing assistance: Implications in an emerging era of housing provision

Emma Baker, Selina Tually

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    Abstract

    Women and the households that they head are over-represented among the most economically and socially disadvantaged households in Australia. Recent changes in the provision of housing assistance for low income households in Australia have distinct implications for women and this paper examines the implications of these changes. Shifting the emphasis in housing assistance away from publicly provided and rent-controlled housing to direct subsidisation of rents for private tenants has important, largely negative, consequences for the health, affordability and security of housing for many women. This situation is made worse given the current housing affordability crisis in Australia; a crisis that extends across all private housing tenures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)123-138
    JournalAustralian Journal of Social Issues
    Volume43
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

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