Effective Downsizing Options for Older Australians

James, A., Rowley, S. and Stone, W. (2020) Effective downsizing options for older Australians, AHURI Final Report No. 325, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, DOI: 10.18408/ahuri-8118801.

114 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2020

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Amity James

Curtin University

Steven Rowley

Curtin University - School of Economics and Finance

Wendy Stone

Centre for Urban Transitions

Date Written: February 12, 2020

Abstract

This research examined the extent to which downsizing forms part of older Australians’ housing preferences, the actual and perceived benefits of moving as well as the availability of downsize housing options. The research proposes a number of policy strategies for delivering housing alternatives to meet older Australians’ downsizing aspirations.

Keywords: housing aspirations and careers, tax and housing policy, downsizing, older Australians, homeownership

JEL Classification: R31, R21, R30

Suggested Citation

James, Amity and Rowley, Steven and Stone, Wendy, Effective Downsizing Options for Older Australians (February 12, 2020). James, A., Rowley, S. and Stone, W. (2020) Effective downsizing options for older Australians, AHURI Final Report No. 325, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, DOI: 10.18408/ahuri-8118801., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3536648

Amity James (Contact Author)

Curtin University ( email )

Kent Street
Bentley
Perth, WA WA 6102
Australia

Steven Rowley

Curtin University - School of Economics and Finance ( email )

GPO Box U 1987
Perth, Western Australia 6845
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://oasisapps.curtin.edu.au/staff/profile/view/Steven.Rowley

Wendy Stone

Centre for Urban Transitions ( email )

Cnr Wakefield and William Streets, Hawthorn Victor
3122 Victoria, Victoria 3122
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/health-arts-design/staff/profile/index.php?id=wmstone

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