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Housing futures for older Australians

The Housing and Living Environment for Retired People in Australia

Author: Kendig, H.
Type: Book Section
Year: 1986


This chapter aims to assess policy options in the context of the likely housing experiences of older Australians in the coming decades. While recognising that these developments evolve incrementally, an attempt is made to clarify the issues by focusing on the likely experiences of two distinct cohorts. These are the 'interwar' children and the post - war baby boom destined to reach their advanced years early in the 21st Century. After briefly reviewing the demographic features and economic capabilities of the cohorts, the discussion turns to four interrealted aspects of housing: tenure and housing costs, housing adjustments, accessibility and institutional care.

Further Details

Author: Thorne, R.
Pages: 323-333
Publish Location: Sydney
Publisher: Hale and Iremonger
Accession Number: 12.12.02
Keywords: Australia, older, assessment
Reads: 197