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

Mark Willis, Daniela Sime, Jennifer Lerpiniere

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

109 Downloads (Pure)


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


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

Cite this