The voices of mid-life women facing housing insecurity 2015 - Swinburne University

Found in: Housing and homelessness resources

Differing gender pathways in acquisition and loss of housing equity are important in understanding why mid-life single women are increasingly entering the homeless population, and point to fundamental deficiencies in our asset-based welfare system that has private housing wealth as the foundation of welfare in old age in Australia. This study, reporting on five focus groups with 30 single women follows a survey, conducted in 2011, of 111 single Victorian women over the age of forty with or without children who did not believe they would own their housing outright when they retired.

The voices of mid-life women facing housing insecurity