The ‘invisible homeless’ – challenges faced by families bringing up their children in a remote Australian Aboriginal community

The ‘invisible homeless’ – challenges faced by families bringing up their children in a remote Australian Aboriginal community Journal Article

BMC Public Health

  • Author(s): Lowell, Anne, Maypilama, Ḻäwurrpa, Fasoli, Lyn, Guyula, Yalŋarra, Guyula, Abbey, Yunupiŋu, Megan, Godwin-Thompson, Jenine, Gundjarranbuy, Rosemary, Armstrong, Emily, Garrutju, Jane, McEldowney, Rose
  • Published: 2018
  • Volume: 18
  • ISBN: 1471-2458

Abstract: Insufficient and inadequate housing remain serious and enduring problems in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia. Housing is recognised as a key determinant of persisting inequities between Aboriginal and other Australians in health, as well as education and employment outcomes which in turn impact on health. In our qualitative study exploring strengths and challenges related to early childhood in a remote NT community, insufficient housing emerged as the greatest challenge families experience in ‘growing up’ their children.

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Lowell, Anne, Maypilama, Ḻäwurrpa, Fasoli, Lyn, Guyula, Yalŋarra, Guyula, Abbey, Yunupiŋu, Megan, Godwin-Thompson, Jenine, Gundjarranbuy, Rosemary, Armstrong, Emily, Garrutju, Jane, McEldowney, Rose, 2018, The ‘invisible homeless’ – challenges faced by families bringing up their children in a remote Australian Aboriginal community, Volume:18, Journal Article, viewed 17 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=14266.

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