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Reductions in housing benefit increases symptoms of depression in low-income UK households

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Housing security is an important determinant of mental ill health. We use a quasi-natural experiment to evaluate the mental health effects of the UK government’s April 2011 reduction in financial support to help low-income persons rent private-sector housing (mean reduction ~ £1,220 per year ($2,315)) to compare the prevalence of mental ill health before and after these changes. Data come from the UK Annual Population Survey, a repeated quarterly cross-sectional survey, and we focus our analy...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Sociology
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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Sociology
Role:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Sociology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
American Journal of Epidemiology Journal website
Publication date:
2016-09-08
Acceptance date:
2015-12-16
ISSN:
1476-6256
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pubs:636305
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uuid:6df63d3a-50b4-41ea-b8ec-c2d9c7ce22ec
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pubs:636305
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636305
Deposit date:
2016-07-28

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