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
Related publications (8)
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 ..
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..