Housing security: consequences of underemployment

This research project aims to provide a comprehensive population-wide analysis of the consequences of time-related underemployment as it relates to different housing tenures and household groups.

Time-related underemployment can be measured in several ways. The simplest definition refers to those working less than 35 hours in a given week who would prefer to work more paid hours. Although underemployment is associated with substantial disadvantage and affects large numbers in Australia, some 874,000 in August 2010, its precise impact on housing remains an unjustly neglected area of study.

Funded by AHURI (Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute).

Start By 15 April 2011
Completed By 15 September 2012
Researcher(s) Iain Campbell, Sharon Parkinson, and Gavin Wood
Program Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures