Inquiry into Housing Policies, Labour Force Participation and Economic Growth
AHURI Final Report No. 285, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne doi:10.18408/ahuri-8107001
94 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2017
Date Written: June 28, 2017
This research Inquiry presented evidence on how housing policies might promote labour force participation and economic growth through four channels — housing supply responsiveness, labour mobility, employment decisions and consumption. It highlights repositioning housing to a more central place within economic policy debates, and suggests a coordinated policy treatment of housing as an economic asset has implications for nation-wide economic growth.
Keywords: housing policy, labour mobility, incentive to work, employment decisions, housing supply, housing wealth, consumption
JEL Classification: E21, E24, H31, R31
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