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The health status of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

Booth, Alison L; Carroll, Nick

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We use unique survey data to examine the determinants of self-assessed health of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. We explore the degree to which differences in health are due to differences in socio-economic factors, and examine the sensitivity of our results to the inclusion of ‘objective’ health measures. Our results reveal that there is a significant gap in the health status of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, with the former characterised by significantly worse health....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/43151

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