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Overcrowding and Indigenous Health in Australia

Booth, Alison L and Carroll, Nick (2005) Overcrowding and Indigenous Health in Australia. Working Paper. Australian National University, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Discussion Papers.

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We use unique survey data from the 2001 National Health Survey to examine the association between overcrowding and the self-assessed health of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Our goal is to determine whether or not overcrowding explains why the Indigenous population has worse health than the non-Indigenous population. We find that, after we control for a number of factors, overcrowding of adults (i) appears to be associated with worse health and (ii) explains approximately 30% of the health gap between the Indigenous population living in remote areas and the non-Indigenous population.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: self-assessed health; Indigenous health; overcrowding
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2012 12:19
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 12:19

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