This report provides data modelling to indicate the costs of inaction in reducing the socio-economic differences within the Australian population of working age (25-64 years) that give rise to health inequities.Costs are measured in terms of the loss of potential social and economic outcomes that might otherwise have accrued to socio-economically disadvantaged individuals if they had had the same health profile of more socio-economically advantaged Australians. Disadvantage is measured in terms of household income, level of education, housing tenure and degree of social connectedness. Four types of key outcomes are considered – the number of disadvantaged Australians of working age experiencing health inequity, satisfaction with life, economic outcomes (including employment, income from paid work, savings to Government expenditure on social security payments and transfers) and savings to the health system.
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