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High inflation and implications for health

A framework to examine the potential pathways through which high inflation may impact on health.

N. Black, A. Harris, D. Jayawardana and D. Johnston

13 Mar 2024
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Australia, like many countries, has been experiencing very high inflation rates and cost-of-living pressures.

This paper summarises findings from key research that demonstrates the pathways through which high inflation may influence health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.

Artwork by Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022
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Artwork Credit: Dexx (Gunditjmara/Boon Wurrung) ‘Mobs Coming Together’ 2022, acrylic on canvas. Learn more about this artwork.