University of Sydney, Australia
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor, School of Economics, University of Sydney, Australia
Applied economics, public policy, labor market, social policy, social welfare, childcare assistance, housing
PhD Economics, University of British Colombia, 2003
“House prices, wealth and consumption: New evidence from Australia and Canada.” Review of Income and Wealth 62:1 (2016): 69–91 (with K. Atalay and J. Yates).
“The relationship between intergenerational transfers, housing and economic outcomes.” AHURI Final Report—Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 250 (2015): 1–78 (with G. Barrett, M. Cigdem, and G. Wood).
“On the challenges of doing empirical research in the social sciences.” Social Science and Medicine 114 (2014) 204–206 (with D. Wright).
“The decline of the self-employment rate in Australia.” The Australian Economic Review 47:4 (2014) 472–489 (with K. Atalay and W. Kim).
Homeownership facilitates investment in human capital, though direct effects on education outcomes are unclearStephen Whelan, April 2017Homeownership has important economic implications for society and individuals. At the social level is the greater civic engagement that homeowners tend to exhibit, while at the individual level an important outcome associated with housing tenure is better education outcomes, especially for children. The causal impact of tenure, in particular of homeownership, on education is mediated through a range of mechanisms. Evidence for the direct benefit of homeownership itself is less clear, though positive impacts associated with homeownership are stronger for low-income households.MoreLess