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Economic status and the Indigenous/non-Indigenous health gap

Booth, Alison L and Carroll, Nick (2008) 'Economic status and the Indigenous/non-Indigenous health gap.' Economics Letters, 99 (3). pp. 604-606. ISSN 0165-1765

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Abstract

Using unique survey data, we find a significant gap in the self-assessed health of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The former have significantly worse health and almost half of the Indigenous health gap is explained by differences in economic variables.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-assessed health; Indigenous health; Health inequalities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 18:04
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 11:21
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3103

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