Alcohol, tobacco and gambling expenditure and socioeconomic inequalities

  • Jiang, Heng (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Room, Robin G.W. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Livingstone, Charles (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Borland, Ron (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Drinking, smoking and gambling are common lifestyle risk behaviors, which constitute critical social and health challenges for Australia. This project is the first study to examine trends in household expenditure on alcohol, tobacco, gambling, and other goods and services over the past 30 years. More importantly, this project pioneers analysis of the associations between alcohol, tobacco and gambling expenditure and housing and socioeconomic inequalities over time. The research findings will provide key insights into the changing place of these three risk behaviors in Australian society and inform future public policies to reduce problem drinking, smoking and gambling and related harms.
Effective start/end date16/11/2015/11/23


  • Gambling
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Policy
  • Economics