Poverty and children's health and well-being: policy briefing

Mark Willis, Daniela Sime, Jennifer Lerpiniere

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Abstract

This briefing provides an overview of the research evidence on the impact of poverty on children and young people’s health and well-being. It focusses on the impact of poverty on children’s physical and mental health, their behaviours in relation to healthy lifestyles, the social determinants that influence children’s health outcomes and, issues in their access to, and use of, health care services. The briefing identifies key recommendations for the promotion of health and wellbeing, to build on the resilience of families affected by poverty.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • child poverty
  • health and social services
  • health outcomes
  • poverty and children
  • inequalities
  • health and well being
  • lifestyles

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