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Equity In Access To Employer-Assisted Housing In Papua New Guinea: Empirical Analysis And Policy Implications

Mehmet Ozmen, Ken Devos, Francis Odhuno

Journal of the Australasian Tax Teachers Association | Australasian Tax Teachers Association | Published : 2020


This study examines equity in access to two types of housing benefit — direct housing provision and rental allowances — available in urban Papua New Guinea. The characteristics of those who receive such benefits are identified while considering housing fringe benefit discrimination as a form of wage discrimination. The study investigates what policy level indicators are predictive of access to benefits and further examines key interactions between these predictors, employing novel individual level data from a multi-site survey of formal sector employees. The findings support modified policy interventions focused on equitable taxation, residential land release, social housing and private owne..

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