Summary of selected social indicators

Summary of selected social indicators Report

  • Author(s): Urquhart, B.
  • Published: 2009
  • Publisher: Australian Indigeous Health Infonet
  • Volume: 2012

Abstract: The literature reports that health and wellbeing are the product of social influences. The social factors shown to impact on health are many and range from macro-level influences (e.g., history) to individual influences (e.g., psychological disposition). Given the diversity of social factors affecting health, this summary will focus on education, employment, and income in the Indigenous Australian population. Each social indicator will be discussed using current data to indicate how Indigenous people fare in comparison with non-Indigenous people. Essentially this summary will summarise the significant disadvantages Indigenous people experience in the areas of education, employment, and income, in which context their generally poorer health status should be viewed.

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Urquhart, B., 2009, Summary of selected social indicators, Volume:2012, Report, viewed 17 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3858.

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