Socioeconomic status and health in Australia: An econometric investigation into causality and pathways

Project: Research

Project Description

There are few more important issues in economics than the role of socioeconomic status (SES) in the determination of health outcomes. An understanding of this issue is vital for policy makers who aim to develop strategies to improve Australi's health outcomes and reduce health inequalities. However, the main direction of causality and the pathways that underlie the SES-health relationship still remain unclear. We will use high-quality Australian and British data and edvanced econometric techniques to provide new evidence and a deeper understanding of the interaction between SES and the health outcomes of both adults and children. The findings from the project will be widely disseminated.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1031/12/14

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD99,953.00