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Overcrowding and Indigenous health in Australia

Booth, Alison L; Carroll, Nick


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...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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