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Digital Infrastructure as a Determinant of HealthEquity: An Australian Case Study of theImplementation of the National BroadbandNetwork

Schram, Ashley; Friel, Sharon; Freeman, Toby; Fisher, Matthew; Baum, Fran


Inequities in access to fast and reliable internet connections, essential for digital access to services and information that are important for health, can exacerbate social inequalities in health. We evaluated the social equity of the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in Australia based on the type of digital infrastructure delivered to areas of varying socioeconomic status. We found that areas of greater socioeconomic disadvantage were significantly less likely to receive...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12323


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