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Reductions in the United Kingdom's Government housing benefit and symptoms of depression in low-income households

Abstract:

Housing security is an important determinant of mental ill health. We used a quasinatural experiment to evaluate this association, comparing the prevalence of mental ill health in the United Kingdom before and after the government's April 2011 reduction in financial support for low-income persons who rent private-sector housing (mean reduction of approximately £1,220 ($2,315) per year). Data came from the United Kingdom's Annual Population Survey, a repeated quarterly cross-sectional survey. ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/aje/kww055

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9114-965X
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Sociology
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-5739-183X
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Role:
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ORCID:
0000-0002-0121-9683
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Sociology
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-1288-8401
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
American Journal of Epidemiology Journal website
Volume:
184
Issue:
6
Pages:
421-429
Publication date:
2016-09-08
Acceptance date:
2016-02-01
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EISSN:
1476-6256
ISSN:
0002-9262
Pmid:
27613659
Source identifiers:
642224
Language:
English
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uuid:aacd60b8-6dd4-4fed-9a46-bf7cbcc62f0f
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pubs:642224
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2018-10-30

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