Journal article

Living in 'Birdsville': Exploring the impact of neighbourhood stigma on health

Margaret Kelaher, Deborah J Warr, Peter Feldman, Theonie Tacticos

HEALTH & PLACE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

AIMS: The stigma of living in a disadvantaged area is a consistent theme in discussions with residents of neighbourhood renewal (NR) areas in Victoria, Australia. Despite this, stigma is rarely examined explicitly in studies of neighbourhood disadvantage and health. This study will address four questions: (1) How do residents of disadvantaged areas describe their experiences of neighbourhood stigma? (2) Do experiences of neighbourhood stigma vary within neighbourhoods? (3) Is neighbourhood stigma related to health? (4) Is the relationship between neighbourhood stigma and health explained by other social factors that may contribute to poorer health? DESIGN: Cross-sectional community interview..

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