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Extra healthy years or just extra years? What can we know from the data we have on the island of Ireland?

10.14655/20130008 Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) Life expectancy, Chronic conditions, Quality of life, Older people As life expectancy continues to rise, the prevalence of chronic conditions is increasing in our society. However, we do not kn ...

The Marmot Review: Updated data and information 2 years on

To mark the two year anniversary since The Marmot Review ('Fair Society, Healthy Lives') was published, on the 15th of February the UCL Institute of Health Equity published new data on key health inequalities indicators at local authority level ...

A picture of health: A study of the health status and health promotion needs of homeless people in the west.

Homeless people have been identified as a group that experience inequality in health and a target group in relation to health promotion initiatives. In developing health promotion initiatives it is important to take account of the broader determinants of ...

Anti-social behaviour: Underlying causes and policy responses

You cannot treat the symptoms of a problem without examining the cause. Anti social Behaviour by young people is a product of the society we live in today. Elements of social exclusion have affected many disadvantaged young people and have restricted thei ...

Health at a Glance 2013.

Health at a Glance 2013 presents the trends and influences shaping health status, services and policies in OECD countries and the BRIICS. Although indicators such as life expectancy or infant mortality suggest that things are improving overall, inequaliti ...

Vulnerable young people and drugs: opportunities to tackle inequalities.

This document presents executive summaries of pieces of research carried out under the auspices of a Department of Health funded research programme. The aim of the programme was to provide research based evidence that would underpin the development of hig ...

Setting health targets for poverty strategies: A background research paper

A background research paper. This document was prepared for the National Anti-Poverty Strategy and Health Working Group to inform its work. It draws together research on the links between poverty, income inequality and health and target setting. 10.14655/ ...

Inequality and the stereotyping of young people

Recent research published by the Equality Authority highlights the ways in which a selection of teenagers believe they are negatively perceived and treated by adults across Irish society. The report is based on focus group discussions with 90 teenagers du ...

A Minimum Income Standard for Ireland: A consensual budget standards study examining household types across the lifecycle

The Policy Institute, Trinity College Dublin Standard of living, Income, Wages, Earnings, Quality of life ‘A minimum essential standard of living is one which meets a person’s physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs’ (UN definition of an adequ ...

A Strategy to Improve the Lives of Disabled People: A Consultation Document

Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, Northern Ireland People living with disabilities, Disability The Executive is committed to delivering on the requirements of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Thi ...

Ageing in an Inclusive Society: Older Peoples Strategy

Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, Northern Ireland Social inclusion, Older people This document set out six strategic objectives of Government to promote the social inclusion of older people, with an associated action plan to achieve ...

Building Public Support for Eradicating Poverty in the UK

Delvaux, J. and Rinne, S. Health intervention, Poverty Public support is necessary to encourage Government action to tackle UK poverty. However, building public support for this can be challenging.This study:• looks at successful ways of building public s ...

Child Poverty in 2012: It Shouldn't Happen Here

Save the Children Poverty, Low income There are an estimated 3.5 million children living in poverty in the UK and this figure is expected to soar by 400,000 in the coming years.1 A lack of jobs, stagnating wages, increased living costs and spending cuts a ...

Childhood Development Initiative (CDI)

Childhood Development Initiative Child development, Child health CDI began its work in late 2003 in order to develop a solutions-based 10 year strategy to improve the health, safety and learning of the children of the area and to increase their sense of b ...

Child Poverty Map of the UK

End Child Poverty Campaign Child poverty, Child health, Deprivation West Belfast has the second highest level of child poverty in the UK, according to a new report from the End Child Poverty campaign. Out of the UK's 650 parliamentary constituencies, ...

Children were the age group at the highest risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2011

Vilaplana, C.L., eurostat Child development, Child health In 2011, 27.0 % of children (aged 0-17) in the EU-27 were at risk of poverty or social exclusion (AROPE) compared to 24.3 % of adults (18-64) and 20.5 % of the elderly (65 or over). Concerning type ...

Clustering of Unhealthy Behaviours Over Time: Implications for Policy and Practice

Buck, D. and Frosni, F. Health behaviour, Socio-economic status, Behaviour change, Unhealthy behaviours People’s lifestyles – whether they smoke, how much they drink, what they eat, whether they take regular exercise – affect their health and mortality. I ...

Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Economic inequality, Income, Earnings, Household, Taxation In the three decades prior to the recent economic downturn, wage gaps widened and household income inequality increased in a large maj ...

Family Wellbeing on a limited Income: A Study of Families Living at Risk of Poverty in Ireland

Family Support Agency (FSA) Income, Earnings, Household, Expenses, Wellbeing The patterns of economic and structural change affecting family life in recent years mean that there is much to be learned about the wellbeing of families in Ireland today. To th ...

Fit and well: Changing Lives- 2012- 2022

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI) Strategic Framework, Consultation Document, Health equity This document proposes an updated Strategic Direction for Public Health for the next ten years, bringing together actions at gover ...