Unaffordable Housing: impacts on socio-economic conditions and wellbeing

Project Details

Unaffordable housing: impacts on socio-economic conditions and wellbeing

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 merges 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 to provide a new framework for analysing housing affordability's long-run impact on wellbeing and socio-economic outcomes.

Key Aims/Outcomes

1. What are the life stage dynamics of unaffordable housing?

2. How does housing shape wellbeing and socio-economic circumstances over time?

3. Are these relationships the same in countries that are socio-culturally similar to Australia?



A/Prof Rebecca Bentley

Dr Koen Simons

Dr Ankur Singh


Australian Research Council Future  Fellowship

Funding dates

June 2016 to June 2020

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Group

School Research Themes

Disparities, disadvantage and effective health care

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Centre for Health Equity

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