Local economies and health experience over the life course: a longitudinal analysis over 30 years of geographical and individual data on labour market conditions and their relationship to health outcomes

Mylene Riva, Sarah Curtis, Sinclair Sutherland and Ray Hudson, University of Durham and Paul Norman, University of Leeds

[Project number 30115]

The aim of the project is to investigate how, for the period of 1981 to 2008, changes in local economies relate to population health and health inequalities. The project will answer the following research questions: What are the longitudinal associations between changes in local economies and health outcomes at the individual level? Do these associations vary by rurality and regions? The researcher intends to link the LS data to geographical data on local economies (derived using data from the Labour Force Survey and small area census data) at the Local Authority (district/unitary) level.