Journal article

Local Housing Characteristics Associated with Early Childhood Development Outcomes in Australian Disadvantaged Communities

Karen Villanueva, Hannah Badland, Robert Tanton, Ilan Katz, Sally Brinkman, Ju-Lin Lee, Geoffrey Woolcock, Billie Giles-Corti, Sharon Goldfeld

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH | MDPI | Published : 2019

Abstract

Disadvantaged communities tend to have poorer early childhood development outcomes. Access to safe, secure, and stable housing is a well-known social determinant of health but there is a need to examine key features of neighbourhood housing that reduce early childhood development inequities. The 2012 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC), a population-wide measure of early childhood development, and the Australian Bureau of Statistics Socio-economic Index for Areas Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage were used to select fourteen disadvantaged local communities in five Australian states and territories based on those performing better (off-diagonal), or as expected (on-diagonal..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by Australian Government Department of Social Services


Awarded by Early Career Research Fellow Award


Awarded by NHMRC


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant, grant number (LP130100411) and the Australian Government Department of Social Services (4-4FE66V7). HB is supported by an RMIT Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellowship and is the Australian Health Promotion Association Thinker in Residence. S.B. is supported by an Early Career Research Fellow Award (1090146), B.G.-C. by a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow Award (1107672), and S.G. by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship (1082922).