Child and youth fuel poverty: assessing the known and unknown:

Kimberley O’Sullivan, Lucy Telfar Barnard, Helen Viggers, Philippa Howden-Chapman

20 April, 2016

This paper outlines the literature describing the effects of fuel poverty and cold housing on children and young people and presents new statistical analysis supporting the targeting of fuel poverty policy on households with children.

He Kainga Oranga:

12 April, 2016

He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme, examines and clarifies the links between Housing and Health.

Health conditions related to cold and damp houses:

​Environmental Health Indicators New Zealand.

18 November, 2014

Cold, damp and mouldy homes impact on our health and our children’s health. Cold homes have been linked to cardiovascular disease and respiratory illness.

Housing market changes and their impact on children:

Johnson, A.

9 September, 2014

While this focus on housing shows that the issues are complex, the principal barrier to access to quality housing is the high price of housing compared to wages.

Results from a rental housing warrant of fitness pre-test:

Bennett, J., Chisholm, E., Hansen, R., & Howden-Chapman, P.

5 May, 2014

Housing is one of the key material determinants of health and well-being; shelter is a fundamental human need. New Zealand housing is of a lower quality than most OECD countries and several national surveys and research studies have shown that private rental housing is in poorer condition than either social housing, or houses that are owner occupied.

2013 Census QuickStats about housing:

Statistics New Zealand.

30 April, 2014

Information about a variety of topics related to housing in New Zealand, at both a national and regional level.

Infectious disease attributable to household crowding in NZ: A systematic review and burden of disease estimate rates:

Baker, M., McDonald, A., Shang, J., & Howden-Chapman, P.

12 December, 2013

The incidence of serious infectious diseases (IDs), notably respiratory, skin and enteric infections, is increasing in New Zealand (NZ).

Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes:

Thompson, H., Thomas, S., Sellstrom, E., & Pettigrew, M.

28 February, 2013

The well established links between poor housing and poor health indicate that housing improvement may be an important mechanism through which public investment can lead to health improvement.

Quantifying the impact of housing quality on respiratory health:

​ Keall, M.

1 November, 2012

Damp and mould in homes have been established as risk factors for respiratory health. There is a need for a relatively straightforward assessment of the home that quantifies this risk.

A measure for quantifying the impact of housing quality on respiratory health: A cross-sectional study:

Keal, M., Crane, J., Baker, M., Wickens, K., & Cunningham, M.

14 May, 2012

Damp and mould in homes have been established as risk factors for respiratory health. There is a need for a relatively straightforward assessment of the home that quantifies this risk.