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This paper examines the relationship between poor health and poor housing affordability for Australians, to answer two essential questions for Australian policy makers: Does poor health lead to unaffordable housing?
Housing is a central component of productive, healthy and meaningful lives, and a principle social determinant of broader health and wellbeing. Surprisingly though, evidence on the ways that housing influences health in Australia is poorly developed.
The long-run worsening of Australia’s housing affordability problems are especially concentrated in our cities. Underlying any policy solutions proposed by governments, is a pressing need to understand who has unaffordable housing, and how they are affected. We have previously proposed that the most widely used...
Abstract: Housing is the place we spend the majority of our lives and is well established as a key determinant of health, but the relationship between housing and health is complex and poorly understood. Regardless of the complexity of the relationship, it is clear that...