A New Look at the Channels from Housing to Employment Decisions

AHURI Final Report No. 275, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne DOI:10.18408/ahuri-5307201

68 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2017

See all articles by Melek Cigdem-Bayram

Melek Cigdem-Bayram

School of Global, Urban & Social Studies

Rachel Ong

Curtin University - Centre for Research in Applied Economics; Curtin University - School of Economics and Finance

Gavin A. Wood

RMIT University - School of Economics, Finance and Marketing

Date Written: March 2, 2017

Abstract

This study investigated the role housing assistance (e.g. rent assistance or social housing), housing wealth and home ownership mortgages have on individuals’ incentive to work or on other employment decisions. The study also explored whether intergenerational wealth transfers (as bequests or parental cash transfers), which are typically financed (directly or indirectly) through housing wealth, lower work effort and participation in skills and training programs.

Keywords: Government Policy, Social Housing, Home Ownership, Incentive to Work, Housing Wealth, Intergenerational Wealth Transfers

JEL Classification: I24, I31, J11, J24, J26, J61, J62, J64

Suggested Citation

Cigdem-Bayram, Melek and Ong, Rachel and Wood, Gavin A., A New Look at the Channels from Housing to Employment Decisions (March 2, 2017). AHURI Final Report No. 275, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne DOI:10.18408/ahuri-5307201. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2988777

Rachel Ong

Curtin University - Centre for Research in Applied Economics ( email )

GPO Box U1987
Perth, Western Australia 6845
Australia

Curtin University - School of Economics and Finance ( email )

GPO Box U 1987
Perth, Western Australia 6845
Australia

Gavin A. Wood

RMIT University - School of Economics, Finance and Marketing ( email )

Level 12, 239 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Australia

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