Lunch hour lectures repository Autumn 2009
- The spirit of UCL
- Why psychiatry has to be social
- The new biology of ageing
- Dhoti, Suit and Trilby: M.K Gandhi and his opponents
- Seeing the invisible: Observing the dark side of the universe
- Tales of vampires and the undead
- Why the courts are as important as hospitals to the nation’s health
- The power of Lagerlöf
- Recession and the public health – what is the evidence?
- Liverpool to Liverpool
- A visual people and a visual language
- Living buildings: Towards sustainable cities
- The challenge of HIV refuses to disappear
- Studying dinosaur evolution – An early 21st century perspective
- The right to obscene thoughts
- The making of Johnson’s dictionary
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Recession and the public health – what is the evidence?
23 July 2009
Tuesday 17 November
Professor Mel Bartley (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health)
Can we use evidence from the social epidemiology carried out in previous times to help us predict the likely effect of the present recession on public health? Mortality in unemployed men in the 1970s and 80s was around 30% higher than average. However, the 1980s saw a rapid increase in life expectancy in the population as a whole. Professor Bartley argues that we can now use evidence from longitudinal studies to understand the complex impact of recession on public health.
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