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References and further reading


ABS (nd). Survey of Income and Housing. Available from

ABS (2002). Housing Stock: Housing condition and maintenance. Australian Social Trends. Available from

ABS (2009). Housing Mobility and Conditions, 2007–08. Available from

ABS (2013). Household Energy Consumption Survey, Australia: Summary of results, 2012. Available from

Antova, T, Pattenden, S, Brunekreef, B, Heinrich, J, Rudnai, P, Forastiere, F… Fletcher, T (2008). Exposure to indoor mould and children's respiratory health in the PATY study. Journal of Epidemiological Community Health. 2008 Aug;62(8):708-14. doi: 10.1136/jech.2007.065896. Environmental Health Unit, NCPHP, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Bennett, J, Keall, M, Baker, M, & Howden-Chapman, P (2013). Measuring housing quality: The healthy housing index. Presentation to Housing Statistics User Group, Wellington.

Better Public Service Rheumatic Fever Reduction Programme Government Reference Group (2012). Terms of reference (PDF, 472kb, 28pp). Available from

Bierre S, Howden-Chapman, P, Early L (Eds). (2013). Home people can afford: how to improve housing in New Zealand. Steele Roberts, Wellington, New Zealand.

Bierre S, Howden-Chapman, P, Signal, L, & Cunningham, C (2007). Institutional challenges in addressing healthy low-cost housing for all: Learning from past policy. Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, 30.

Buckett, NR, Jones, MS, & Marston NJ (2012). Study report 264 BRANZ 2010 House Condition Survey – Condition comparison by tenure. Accessed April 2013, from

Buckett, NR, Marston, NJ, Saville-Smith, K, Jowett, JH, & Jones, MS (2011). Preliminary BRANZ 2010 House Condition Survey – Second edition. BRANZ Study Report 240. BRANZ Ltd: Judgeford, New Zealand.

Canterbury District Health Board (2012). Housing, home heating and air quality: A public health perspective. (PDF,600kb, 39pp) (Briefing paper for the Canterbury District Health Board). Available from

Clark, EJ (2009). The Housing Quality Questionnaire: A new self-report measure for public health assessment. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, Dissertation, Available from (accessed December 2014).

Department for Communities and Local Government (2006). A Decent Home: Definition and guidance for implementation. Available from

Department for Communities and Local Government (2012, a). English Housing Survey: HOMES Annual report on England’s housing stock, 2010.

Department for Communities and Local Government (2012, b). English Housing Survey Households report 2010–11, London.

EECA (nd,a). Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes. Available from

Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty (2012). Solutions to Child Poverty in New Zealand: Evidence for Action. Office of Children’s Commission.

Gillespie-Bennett, J, Keall, M, Howden-Chapman, P, & Baker M (2013). Improving health, safety and energy efficiency in New Zealand through measuring and applying basic housing standards. New Zealand Medical Journal. 126(1379). Available from

Grimes, A, Denne, T, Howden-Chapman, P, Arnold, R, Telfar-Barnard, L, Preval, N, & Young, C ( 2012). Cost benefit analysis of the Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart Programme (revised). Available from

Healthy Housing (nd, a). He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme. Available from

Healthy Housing (nd, b). Healthy Housing Index. Available from

Housing New Zealand (2002). Pacific housing design guide – the beginning. Available from

Housing New Zealand (2002). Ki te hau kainga – new perspectives on Māori housing solutions. Available from (accessed November 2011).

Housing Improvement Regulations 1947. Available from

Howden-Chapman, P, Baker, M, & Bierre, S (2013). The houses children live in: Policies to improve housing quality. Policy Quarterly, 9(2), 35–39.

Keall, M, Crane, J, Baker, M, Wickens, K, Howden-Chapman, P, & Cunningham, M (2012). A measure for quantifying the impact of housing quality on respiratory health: a cross-sectional study, Journal of Environmental Health. 11: 33. Published online 2012 May 14. doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-11-33.

National Business Review (2013, 3 November). Bennett: ‘I’m an advocate’ for Warrant of Fitness on private rental housing.

New Zealand Productivity Commission (2011). Housing affordability: Draft report. Available from www.productivity.govt.

OECD (2011). How's Life? Measuring Well-being. Available from

Scottish Government (2009). Implementing the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, Parts 1 and 2: Advisory and Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities: Volume 4 Tolerable Standard Available from

Statistics New Zealand (nd). Statistical Standard for Dwelling Occupancy Status. Available from

Statistics New Zealand (2009a). New Zealand definition of homelessness. Available from

Statistics New Zealand (2009b). Review of housing statistics report 2009. Available from

Statistics New Zealand (2012). Tier 1 statistics 2012. Available as PDF from

Stoecklein, A, Pollard, A, Camilleri, M, Amitrano, L, Clark, S, & Isaacs, N (2002, January). Findings from the Household Energy End-use Project (HEEP). Paper presented at International Symposium on Highly Efficient Use of Energy and Reduction of its Environmental Impact, Osaka. Available from

Taylor, NM (1986). The home front: Vol 2. Part of: The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939–1945. Historical Publications Branch: Wellington.

Further reading

ABS (1999). Australian Housing Survey – Housing Characteristics, Costs and Conditions. Available from

APHA (1945). An Appraisal Method for Measuring the Quality of Housing: A Yardstick for Health Officers, Housing Officials and Planners. Part I. Nature and Uses of the Method-By the Committee on the Hygiene of Housing, A.P.H.A. New York.

Brown D (2012). New Zealand General Social Survey: improving the survey’s relevance and usefulness. Draft paper, Statistics NZ.

Canterbury District Health Board (2012). Housing home heating and air quality: a public health perspective.

EECA (nd). Free insulation. Available from

Eggers, FJ, Moumen, F (2013). American Housing Survey: A measure of (poor) housing quality. Econometrica, Inc. for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

English Housing Survey. Available from

Eurostat Housing conditions. Available from

Family and Community services, NSW, Addressing Affordable housing, Available from

Isaacs, N (Ed), Camilleri, M, Burrough, L, Pollard, A, Saville-Smith, K, Fraser, R, Rossouw, P, & Jowett, J (2010). Energy use in New Zealand households: Final report on the Household Energy End-use Project (HEEP). BRANZ Study Report 221, BRANZ Ltd, Judgeford, New Zealand.

Kain, JF, & Quigley, JM (1970). Measuring the value of housing quality. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 65(330), 532–548.

Keall MD, Baker M, Howden-Chapman, P, & Cunningham M (2008, May). Association between the number of home injury hazards and home injury. Accident analysis and prevention 40(3), 887–93.

Keall, M, Baker, M, Howden-Chapman, P, Cunningham, M, & Ormandy, D (2010). Assessing housing quality and its impact on health, safety and sustainability. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 64, 765–771.

McChesney (2013). Child poverty: The ‘fuel poverty’ dimension. Policy Quarterly, 9(2), 40–46.

New Zealand Productivity Commission (2012). Housing affordability inquiry. Available from

Page, I, & Ryan, V (2010). It takes all types – A typology of New Zealand housing stock. EN6570/10, BRANZ Ltd. Available from

Phibbs, P, & Thompson, S (2011). The health impacts of housing: toward a policy-relevant research agenda, AHURI Final Report No.173. Melbourne: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute.

Scottish Government (2010). Scottish House Condition Survey: Key findings 2009. Available from

Scottish Government (2011). Scottish House Condition Survey: Key findings 2010. Available from

Taylor Baines & Associates, Smith, N, McChesney, I, & Butcher, G (2005). Warm homes technical report: Social drivers: Phase 1: Interim progress report. Available from

U.S. Census Bureau (2009). Current housing reports, Series H150/09, American Housing Survey for the United States, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 20401. Available from

Williamson, IJ, Martin, CJ, McGill, G, Monie, RD, & Fennerty, AG (1997, March). Damp housing and asthma: A case-control study. Thorax, 52(3), 229–34. Available from

Wilton, E (2004). Warm homes technical report: Home heating methods and fuels in New Zealand. Ministry for the Environment. Available from

Yust, BL, Hadjiyanni, T, & Ponce, LB (1997). Exploring housing quality measures in a rural area of the Philippines. Housing and Society, 24(1), 60.

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