Studies: High-rise apartments bad for children’s health

With Australia’s mass immigration policy forcing people to live in high-rise apartments rather than traditional houses, a new study by Deakin University has found that high density livingĀ  harming children’s wellbeing:

Families represent half of all Australian apartment dwellers, and nearly half of them have children, according to 2016 Australian Census data. The number of families living in apartments increased by 56% between the 2011 and 2016 censuses. Despite its growing popularity, there is evidence this type of housing is not meeting the needs of Australian families…

The City of Yarra is a Victorian municipality that has had a six-fold increase in the number of apartments over the past ten years. A household survey found residents in high-density areas of the municipality were less satisfied with their neighbourhood as a place to raise children…

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