Shocking news this week from the Marmot review update which examined health equity in England. In its update found inequality increasing over the last decade with life expectancy for poor women and in certain regions declining. This was in part attributed to austerity measures. The ONS has official bulletins which you can consult. The Kings Fund […]
Save the Children has just published its third annual report which examines the condition of children in different nations worldwide. It includes data on ill-health, malnutrition, exclusion from education, child labour, child marriage, early pregnancy and violent death and compares data from 2000-2019 giving a snapshot of changes. Look at the country rankings to see […]
A new handy reference tool from the World Bank for those seeking accessible statistics on gender. It covers 217 countries, tracing progress in closing gender gaps between 2000-2017. Topics covered include education, health, agency and employment.
IFS launch the Inequalities in the Twenty-First Century Deaton Review This review will involve experts from a range of disciplines including Sociology, Demography, Epidemiology, Political Science, Philosophy and Economics aiming to build a comprehensive understanding of the nature and causes of modern inequality. One factor why it is necessary is this staggering quote- The share […]
A new index which focuses specifically on female disadvantage and achievement at a regional level within the European Union. It has two indices: Female Disadvantage Index (FemDI) Female Achievement Index (FemAI). These both focus on 7 key areas 1) Work & Money, 2) Knowledge, 3) Time, 4) Power, 5) Health, 6) Safety, Security & Trust […]
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Interesting analysis from NHS of a series of surveys. Sustain has produced publications which have focused on the marketing practices of junk food manufacturers to school children. Another factor is increasing size of packets. This Cochrane review from the University of Cambridge found using data from 72 studies and over 6,700 participants, showed that people consume more food and […]
The OECD has discussed methodology (in terms of OECD nations) in a number of its reports. This includes How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820 – which covers 25 nations. They have also developed the Better Life Index- which compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions […]
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This week the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Inquiry: “Managing the Impact of Social Media on Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing” called for safeguards; but their surveys also found that two thirds of those answering found social media useful for sourcing health information.
10th October was World Mental Health Day and the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit has been held. Its website has reports and decisions. Why is it necessary to focus on mental health? The Education Policy Unit’s Access to childrens mental health services report for 2018 found that the number of referrals to mental health […]
This week the newspapers reported that life expectancy is falling or stalled in the UK for the first time since records began, but what are the facts on this? Here are some useful starting points: the statistics are taken from the National Life Tables 2015-2017. The website has details on the methodology. However life expectancy […]