The Edges of Home Ownership

Centre PersonnelGavin Wood
External PersonnelRachel Ong ViforJ, Melek Cigdem, Susan J Smith
Research PartnersRMIT University, University of Cambridge
Project FundingAustralian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Project StatusComplete (March 2012 to April 2013)

Project Summary

The edges of home ownership are usually examined in terms of entry (affordability), sustainability (risk of exit through financial stress), and utility (retirees trading-out for asset-based welfare). However, preliminary research shows considerable ‘churn’ at the edges of home ownership in all age groups. Patterns and policy implications are explored in this project.