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Drawing on evidence from a mixed methods retrofit intervention trial of the homes of low-income, older and frail people in Victoria, Australia, this study explored practices of heating and keeping warm in terms of equity and health. In most homes, heating restrictions led to inadequate...
Background: The ratio of winter to non-winter mortality rates, or excess winter mortality (EWM), is higher in temperate countries, including New Zealand. Many studies suggest housing differences as a possible explanation. Home heating and insulation levels have been found to be associated with health outcomes...
This paper sheds further light on living alone by investigating the nature of living alone and what it means to the individuals involved.
Summary In an earlier Australian Family Trends facts sheet (No. 6; de Vaus & Qu, 2015) we described those who...
In this Shelter Brief , Prof Morris, presents the experiences of a sample of Millers Point residents involved in the recent forced removal of public tenants.
The research arose out of discussions with the Millers Point Community Working Party. Shelter agreed to publish it...
Cred Consulting was engaged by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation to undertake an independent Social Impact Assessment to identify the potential social impacts that may result from the Land and Housing Corporation's evaluation of social housing in Millers Point, Sydney. The study was undertaken...
Over the last five years claims of housing discrimination by Aboriginal tenants have taken up major resources for the Equal Opportunity Commission. As a result the EOC set up a two year Inquiry examining less favourable outcomes for Aboriginal people.
The Inquiry found there...
The goal of this research is to provide a clearer understanding of the non-shelter impacts of housing, and in particular of the possible processes by which aspects of housing may impact on aspects of schooling.
This study investigated the interconnections between housing, community infrastructure and quality of life for Indigenous people living with disability.
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