Unaffordable housing: impacts on socio-economic conditions and wellbeing
Grant number: FT150100131 | Funding period: 2016 - 2020
The project plans to explore how the current housing affordability crisis is shaping population wellbeing and socioeconomic outcomes. Housing affordability is a key driver of health-related inequalities – the dramatic rise in the cost of housing in the past decade is forcing people to make hard decisions about location and quality of housing. This project aims to provide a new framework for analysing housing affordability's long-term impact on wellbeing and socioeconomic outcomes by merging concepts from life course epidemiology on the importance of the timing, sequence and accumulation of exposure, to transition points at critical life stages from the social sciences. It plans to develop in..View full description
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Ankur Singh, Monika Arora, Rebecca Bentley, Matthew J Spittal, Loc G Do, Nathan Grills, Dallas R English
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to quantify the extent to which people's use of tobacco products varies by local areas (city ward and v..
New evidence on mental health and housing affordability in cities: A quantile regression approach
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Unaffordable housing costs are one of the most pressing issues facing our cities, affecting people's health in difficult to measur..
Better transport accessibility, better health: a health economic impact assessment study for Melbourne, Australia
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Precariously placed: housing affordability, quality and satisfaction of Australians with disabilities
Zoe Aitken, Emma Baker, Hannah Badland, Kate Mason, Rebecca Bentley, Andrew Beer, Anne Marie Kavanagh
Access to adequate, safe, secure, accessible and affordable housing is a fundamental human right and one stipulated in the United ..
The impact of social housing on mental health: longitudinal analyses using marginal structural models and machine learning-generated weights
Rebecca Bentley, Emma Baker, Koen Simons, Julie A Simpson, Tony Blakely
Background: Social housing may provide an affordable and secure residential environment, but has also been associated with stigma,..
Do material, psychosocial and behavioural factors mediate the relationship between disability acquisition and mental health? A sequential causal mediation analysis
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BACKGROUND: There is evidence of a causal relationship between disability acquisition and poor mental health; however, the mechani..
A Longitudinal Study Examining Changes in Street Connectivity, Land Use, and Density of Dwellings and Walking for Transport in Brisbane, Australia
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The impact of persistent poor housing conditions on mental health: A longitudinal population-based study
David J Pevalin, Aaron Reeves, Emma Baker, Rebecca Bentley
Living with housing problems increases the risk of mental ill health. Housing problems tend to persist over time but little is kno..
Disability acquisition and mental health: effect modification by demographic and socioeconomic characteristics using data from an Australian longitudinal study
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OBJECTIVES: There is evidence of a causal relationship between disability acquisition and poor mental health, but the substantial ..
Examining associations between area-level spatial measures of housing with selected health and wellbeing behaviours and outcomes in an urban context
Hannah Badland, Sarah Foster, Rebecca Bentley, Carl Higgs, Rebecca Roberts, Christopher Pettit, Billie Giles-Corti
Adequate and affordable housing is a major social determinant of health; yet no work has attempted to conceptually map and spatial..
Does employment security modify the effect of housing affordability on mental health?
Rebecca Bentley, Emma Baker, Anthony LaMontagne, Tania King, Kate Mason, Anne Kavanagh
This paper uses longitudinal data to examine the interrelationship between two central social determinants of mental health - empl..
Invited Commentary: Harnessing Housing Natural Experiments Is Important, but Beware Differential Misclassification of Difference in Difference
Rebecca Bentley, Emma Baker, Tony Blakely
In this issue of the Journal, Reeves et al. (Am J Epidemiol. 2016;184(6):421-429) present the findings of a natural experiment ana..
Neoliberalism, economic restructuring and policy change: Precarious housing and precarious employment in Australia
Andrew Beer, Rebecca Bentley, Emma Baker, Kate Mason, Shelley Mallett, Anne Kavanagh, Tony LaMontagne
Housing, employment and economic conditions in many nations have changed greatly over the past decades. This paper explores the wa..
Housing tenure and affordability and mental health following disability acquisition in adulthood
Anne M Kavanagh, Zoe Aitken, Emma Baker, Anthony D LaMontagne, Allison Milner, Rebecca Bentley
Acquiring a disability in adulthood is associated with a reduction in mental health and access to secure and affordable housing is..