Analysis of home ownership in Australia discusses the way government policies, the economy and local geographical factors affect the housing choices of different generations. Shows how home ownership may entrap people in debt, or enrich them, and looks at the consequences for individuals and society in general. Includes references, bibliography and index. Badcock is a Reader in the Department of Geographical and Environmental Studies at the University of Adelaide. Other publications include 'Unfairly Structured Cities'. Beer is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography, Population and Environmental Management at Flinders University. He is co-author of 'Beyond the Capitals'.
"Written by two of Australia's leading housing researchers . . . this book makes an outstanding contribution to a neglected aspect of the Australian housing system: housing wealth. This is an excellent addition to the Australian housing literature. The book is well written and logically structured, which ensures that the information provided is disseminated with ease." --"Australasian Journal of Regional Studies"