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Poverty’s Impact on Well-being

Geoff Riley

7th August 2018

A recent (BBC) Panorama programme focused on the chasm in years of healthy life expectancy within regions of the UK. It makes for difficult viewing but raises really important issues for public policy. The life expectancy gap between rich and poor people in England has been widening for 20 years.

Poverty is multi-dimensional and has huge consequences for economic well-being and the scale and depth of mental health issues in the UK.

Read this article from The Conversation

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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