Introducing ‘Journeys Home’

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Mark Wooden

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Andrew Bevitt

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abraham Chigavazira

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

Nancy Greer

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Guy Johnson

RMIT University

Eoin Killackey

University of Melbourne

Julie Moschion

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Rosanna Scutella

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

Yi-Ping Tseng

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

Nicole Watson

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research

Date Written: September 2012

Abstract

Homelessness, despite being a major social policy issue in Australia, is an area that is not well served by data. Most sorely lacking is any large‐scale panel study that follows a broad sample of persons with recent experience of homelessness and unstable housing histories. In 2010, the Australian Government set about rectifying this deficiency when it commissioned the Melbourne Institute to undertake a new panel study, now known as ‘Journeys Home’. This study draws its sample from the population of Centrelink income‐support recipients, targeting persons identified in the administrative data as having recent experience of homelessness, as well as others with similar characteristics who may be vulnerable to housing difficulties in the future. This article summarises the design of this new study and reports on fieldwork outcomes from the first two waves of data collection.

Suggested Citation

Wooden, Mark and Bevitt, Andrew and Chigavazira, Abraham and Greer, Nancy and Johnson, Guy and Killackey, Eoin and Moschion, Julie and Scutella, Rosanna and Tseng, Yi-Ping and Watson, Nicole, Introducing ‘Journeys Home’ (September 2012). Australian Economic Review, Vol. 45, Issue 3, pp. 368-378, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2138677 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8462.2012.00690.x

Mark Wooden

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research ( email )

Level 5, FBE Building, 111 Barry Street
Parkville, Victoria 3010
Australia

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Andrew Bevitt

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

Abraham Chigavazira

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research ( email )

Level 5, FBE Building, 111 Barry Street
Parkville, Victoria 3010
Australia

Nancy Greer

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

Guy Johnson

RMIT University ( email )

124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne, 3000
Australia
3 99259893 (Phone)

Eoin Killackey

University of Melbourne

185 Pelham Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Australia

Julie Moschion

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research ( email )

Level 5, FBE Building, 111 Barry Street
Parkville, Victoria 3010
Australia

Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) ( email )

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Rosanna Scutella

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research ( email )

Level 5, FBE Building, 111 Barry Street
Parkville, Victoria 3010
Australia
+61 3 8344 8175 (Phone)
+61 3 8344 5630 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://wff1.ecom.unimelb.edu.au/iaesrwww/people/rscutella/

Yi-Ping Tseng

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research ( email )

Level 5, FBE Building, 111 Barry Street
Parkville, Victoria 3010
Australia

Nicole Watson

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research ( email )

Level 5, FBE Building, 111 Barry Street
Parkville, Victoria 3010
Australia
+61 3 8344 5744 (Phone)
+61 3 8344 5630 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://wff1.ecom.unimelb.edu.au/iaesrwww/people/nwatson/

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