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Sir Michael Marmot's
IHE team

The Impact of the Economic Downturn and Policy Changes on Health Inequalities in London

Report abstract

The UCL Institute of Health Equity was commissioned by the London Health Inequalities Network to look at the impact of the economic downturn and the government’s welfare reforms on health inequalities in London to 2016, with a particular focus on the employment, income and housing impacts of the changes.

A report containing a literature review of the potential impacts of the changes along with a set of recommendations of what local authorities and other actors can do to mitigate any negative impacts was published in June 2012 and is available to download above.

The press release is available here.

There is a set of presenetation slides about the report available on this page.

A set of indicators for local authorities to use to measure the impacts of the changes in their area was developed and pioleted in 5 London boroughs and published in October 2013. This is available here.

Recession and Welfare Page:

Examples of external work being done to measure and mitigate against the effects of the recession and welfare reforms on health, housing, income and employment are available here.

By Institute of Health Equity Jun 2012