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Increase in state suicide rates in the USA during economic recession
Evidence from European countries indicates a significant rise in suicides from the economic recession, totalling more than 1000 excess deaths in the UK alone. Among the worst affected economies inExpand
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Greece's health crisis: from austerity to denialism
Greece's economic crisis has deepened since it was bailed out by the international community in 2010. The country underwent the sixth consecutive year of economic contraction in 2013, with itsExpand
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Food insecurity and social protection in Europe: Quasi-natural experiment of Europe's great recessions 2004–2012
Food insecurity rose sharply in Europe after 2009, but marked variation exists across countries and over time. We test whether social protection programs protected people from food insecurity arisingExpand
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The political economy of austerity and healthcare: cross-national analysis of expenditure changes in 27 European nations 1995-2011.
Why have patterns of healthcare spending varied during the Great Recession? Using cross-national, harmonised data for 27 EU countries from 1995 to 2011, we evaluated political, economic, and healthExpand
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Economic suicides in the Great Recession in Europe and North America
Summary There has been a substantial rise in ‘economic suicides' in the Great Recessions afflicting Europe and North America. We estimate that the Great Recession is associated with at least 10 000Expand
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‘First, do no harm’: are disability assessments associated with adverse trends in mental health? A longitudinal ecological study
Background In England between 2010 and 2013, just over one million recipients of the main out-of-work disability benefit had their eligibility reassessed using a new functional checklist—the WorkExpand
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Introduction of a National Minimum Wage Reduced Depressive Symptoms in Low‐Wage Workers: A Quasi‐Natural Experiment in the UK
Summary Does increasing incomes improve health? In 1999, the UK government implemented minimum wage legislation, increasing hourly wages to at least £3.60. This policy experiment created interventionExpand
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Economic shocks, resilience, and male suicides in the Great Recession: cross-national analysis of 20 EU countries.
BACKGROUND During the 2007-11 recessions in Europe, suicide increases were concentrated in men. Substantial differences across countries and over time remain unexplained. We investigated whetherExpand
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The role of trade and investment liberalization in the sugar-sweetened carbonated beverages market: a natural experiment contrasting Vietnam and the Philippines
BackgroundTrade and investment liberalization may facilitate the spread of sugar-sweetened carbonated beverages (SSCBs), products associated with increased risk factors for obesity, type II diabetes,Expand
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‘Music’s a Family Thing’: Cultural Socialisation and Parental Transference
While parental encouragement or parent-led consumption transmits cultural practices from parents to children, the reasons parents provide regarding why they encourage cultural engagement remainsExpand
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