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The Resource The Australian dream : housing experiences of older Australians, Alan Morris

The Australian dream : housing experiences of older Australians, Alan Morris

Label
The Australian dream : housing experiences of older Australians
Title
The Australian dream
Title remainder
housing experiences of older Australians
Statement of responsibility
Alan Morris
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Australia is experiencing a significant demographic shift - the proportion of the population that is aged 65 years and older is increasing substantially and will continue to do so. With this shift comes particular housing challenges for older people. The Australian Dream examines the impacts of housing tenure on older Australians who are solely or primarily dependent on the age pension for their income. Drawing on 125 in-depth interviews, it compares the life circumstances of older social housing tenants, private renters and homeowners - their capacity to pay for their accommodation, how this cost impacts on their ability to lead a decent life, maintain social ties and pursue leisure activities, and how their housing situation affects their health and wellbeing. The book considers some key questions: Are older homeowners who are solely dependent on the single age pension managing financially? Are they able to maintain their homes and engage in social activity? How are older private renters who have to pay market rents faring in comparison with older homeowners and social housing tenants? What are the implications of subsidised rents and legally guaranteed security of tenure for older social housing tenants? This pioneering research starkly and powerfully reveals the fundamental role that affordable, adequate and secure housing plays in creating a foundation for a decent life for older Australians
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Alan
Dewey number
363.5946
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Home ownership
  • Rental housing
Label
The Australian dream : housing experiences of older Australians, Alan Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057390946
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9781486301454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949368641
Label
The Australian dream : housing experiences of older Australians, Alan Morris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057390946
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9781486301454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949368641

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