Housing Policy, Crowding and Meningococcal Disease

This work examined the connections between New Zealand’s housing policy in the early 1990s, with the sale of state houses and the introduction of market rentals for the remaining state houses, and patterns of occupancy and crowding in both state and private houses. These patterns will then be examined in the context of the meningococcal epidemic that emerged in the 1990s, and which has been strongly associated with crowding in previous studies.