New directions in health inequalities research: understanding the intersection between housing, employment and health in Australia [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers Bentley Dr Rebecca; Dr Emma Baker; Dr Shelley Mallett; A/Prof Anthony D LaMontagne; Prof Andrew P Beer; Prof Anne M Kavanagh; Dr Deborah W Keys; Ms Violet Kolar

Brief description People employed on a casual basis in Australia are nearly three times more likely to live in a household that is in housing affordability stress than their permanently employed counterparts. Employment and housing are both determinants of health. While social inclusion, employment and housing affordability are critical components of the government's current social policy agenda, articulation between these policy domains is limited and little researched. This important study will provide robust evidence on the ways that housing and employment interact to both cause and prevent health inequities. This will directly benefit agencies delivering services to vulnerable people and contribute to an evidence base of benefit to policy makers.

Funding Amount $130,000

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