Into a SEIFA SES cul-de-sac?

  title={Into a SEIFA SES cul-de-sac?},
  author={Kevin McCracken},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of public health},
  volume={25 4},
  • Kevin McCracken
  • Published 2001 in
    Australian and New Zealand journal of public…
Use of the Australian Bureau of Statistics' SEIFA scores has almost become an automatic practice in area-based research on socio-economic status (SES) correlates of health inequalities in Australia in recent years. This article questions the wisdom of this emerging heavy, often singular, reliance on the SEIFA indexes for representing a real socio-economic condition. It is argued that improvements in our understanding of the social and economic processes that produce health inequalities will not… CONTINUE READING

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