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Type: Journal article
Title: Women, health and housing assistance: Implications in an emerging era of housing provision
Author: Baker, E.
Tually, S.
Citation: Australian Journal of Social Issues, 2008; 43(1):123-128
Publisher: Australian Council Social Service Inc
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 0157-6321
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Emma Baker and Selina Tually
Abstract: Women and the households that they head are over-represented among the most economically and socially disadvantaged households in Australia. Recent changes in the provision of housing assistance for low income households in Australia have distinct implications for women and this paper examines the implications of these changes. Shifting the emphasis in housing assistance away from publicly provided and rent-controlled housing to direct subsidisation of rents for private tenants has important, largely negative, consequences for the health, affordability and security of housing for many women. This situation is made worse given the current housing affordability crisis in Australia; a crisis that extends across all private housing tenures.
Keywords: Housing
Health Inequalities
Housing Assistance
Rights: Copyright status unknown
DOI: 10.1002/j.1839-4655.2008.tb00093.x
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