From February 2017, information about the work of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow is available and updated on the University of Glasgow website.

Recession, welfare policy and health

Secondary analysis of existing survey datasets has been conducted to investigate the influence of the recession and welfare policy on mental health and wellbeing. To date, this research has explored how inequalities in poor mental health have changed following the recent recession and the potential mediating role of the welfare state in the patterning of wellbeing in older adults across Europe.



Niedzwiedz C, Katikireddi SV, Pell JP, Mitchell R. Socioeconomic inequalities in the quality of life of older Europeans in different welfare regimes. European Journal of Public Health 2014;24 :364-370

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Niedzwiedz CL, Katikireddi SV, Pell JP, Mitchell R. The association between life course socioeconomic position and life satisfaction in different welfare states: European comparative study of individuals in early old age. Age and Ageing 2014;43:431-6

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Katikireddi SV, Niedzwiedz CL, Popham F. Trends in population mental health before and after the 2008 recession: a repeat cross-sectional analysis of the 1991–2010 Health Surveys of England. BMJ Open 2012;2:e001790

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Niedzwiedz CL, Katikireddi SV, Pell JP, Mitchell R. Life course socio-economic position and quality of life in adulthood: a systematic review of life course models. BMC Public Health 2012;12:628

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