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Home Truths : Property Ownership and Housing Wealth in Australia - Blair;Beer, Andrew; Badcock

Home Truths

Property Ownership and Housing Wealth in Australia

Paperback Published: 6th August 1996
ISBN: 9780522848939
Number Of Pages: 204

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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"

Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introductionp. 1
Timing and Position: The Keys to Capital Gainsp. 21
Winners and Losersp. 52
Bequeathing and Inheriting Housing Wealthp. 81
Housing: An Investment for All?p. 96
Housing Wealth within Australia's Economyp. 112
Housing Wealth in the Lives of Three Generations of Home Ownersp. 127
Fast Forward: Home Ownership and Housing Wealth in 2030p. 144
Towards Fairer Shares of Housing for All Australiansp. 162
Notesp. 176
Bibliographyp. 189
Indexp. 207
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ISBN: 9780522848939
ISBN-10: 0522848931
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 6th August 1996
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1