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Overcrowding and Indigenous health in Australia

Booth, Alison L; Carroll, Nick

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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...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBooth, Alison L
dc.contributor.authorCarroll, Nick
dc.date.accessioned2005-10-07
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-27T02:15:38Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:30:52Z
dc.date.available2006-03-27T02:15:38Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:30:52Z
dc.date.created2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/43215
dc.description.abstractWe 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.
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper no.498
dc.subjectself-assessed health
dc.subjectIndigenous health
dc.subjectovercrowding
dc.titleOvercrowding and Indigenous health in Australia
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationmonthsep
local.identifier.citationyear2005
local.identifier.eprintid3281
local.rights.ispublishedno
dc.date.issued2005
local.contributor.affiliationANU
local.contributor.affiliationCEPR, RSSS
CollectionsANU Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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