Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Health of older people in places (HOPE): an asset for economic and social improvement of all

Emily Murray, University of Essex, Nicola Shelton and Jenny Head, UCL and Paul Norman, University of Leeds

 (Project no. 2000166)

It is well known that a higher proportion of healthier people live in certain parts of the UK, which coincides with where more advantaged people reside. With an ageing population, enabling more people to be healthier later in life could have a big impact on the economic and social realities of those places. This project will use spatial-level census data linked to the 2001 and 2011 ONS LS to answer critical conceptual questions to detemine: (1) appropriate measures, and spatial scales, to assess the relative “health” of places (2) which health measures influence how well local places are doing, economically and socially.