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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 on 19 June 2012.

A set of indicators for local authorities to use to measure the impacts of the changes in their area is currently in development and will undergo local testing before being published early in 2013.

The press release is available here.

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

Recession and Welfare Page:

We have now developed a section of our website for information on examples of work being done to measure and mitigate against the effects that the recession and welfare reforms might have on health, housing, income and employment. It is available here.

By Institute of Health Equity Jun 2012



Sir Michael Marmot's
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