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'Crowded suburbs' and 'killer cities': A brief review of the relationship between urban environments and mental health

Berry, Helen


Most of the world's population now lives in cities, with 90% of Australians living in urban settlements of more than 10 000 people. Urban environments help shape population health, particularly among disadvantaged people, where poor health is concentrated. A growing body of research has focussed on the association between cities and mental health. Three hypotheses have been proposed to explain this association: psychosocial stressors; concentrated disadvantage; and social drift. It remains...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: NSW Public Health Bulletin
DOI: 10.1071/NB07024


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