Ageing, Home and Housing Security Among Single, Asset-Poor Older Women

This project aims to investigate the stability of single older women's senses of home, security and belonging as they negotiate asset and income insecurity. It examines: how national and housing provider scale housing policy and governance frameworks shape the ways that older women experience and make decisions about the home; and how the home is affected by housing mobility. Using a housing pathways approach, the project aims to develop knowledge of how housing markets and supply affect, and are shaped by, homemaking cultures and practices. The project aims to address a research gap about the ways in which asset-poor older Australians maintain stable housing pathways and senses of home, security and belonging as they age.

Researcher: Dr Emma Power

Funding: Australian Research Council Opens in a new window, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

Period: 2015-2019

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Project website: Old Women and Home (opens in a new window)