Inequality of Economic Opportunity in the Queensland Family Cohort

What is the use of healthcare in expecting families in Queensland?

This research paper published in the Australian Economic Review, by Professor Brenda Gannon and her Health Economics team, relates social economic disadvantage to poorer mental health outcomes during pregnancy and 6 weeks post-partum from a subset of families participating in the pilot study of the Queensland Family Cohort.


Women with depression were less likely to be from a white background and less likely to be admitted to hospital, raising concerns about appropriate healthcare assessment, and the importance of including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families in this birth cohort.


See the publication in more detail here.


Collaborators: The University of Queensland and Mater Research Institute