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THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON VICTORIAN SHARE HOUSEHOLDS

Katrina Raynor, Laura Panza

University of Melbourne | Published : 2020

Abstract

Context: While there is emerging evidence of large spikes in housing stress, high unemployment and mental health issues across Australian households, very little is known about the unique experiences of members of share houses. Members of share houses are more likely to be young; in casual employment; at risk of homelessness; in informal, short-term and over-crowded living situations; and born overseas than the general population. These factors represent overlapping layers of vulnerability during a pandemic and require devoted research and policy attention. The data reported in this paper is based on 1052 responses to an online survey released between June 9 and June 20 2020. The survey was ..

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