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The Health Impacts of Fuel Poverty on Children

Liddell, C (2009) The Health Impacts of Fuel Poverty on Children. Save The Children. University of Ulster. 15 pp. [Research report (external)]

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Abstract

This report outlines the evidence base concerning fuel poverty and its impacts on the physical and mental health of the young. Impacts are discussed by age group, with the report outlining the extent to which health effects vary depending on age. Effects on infants are largely concerned with weight gain, nutritional status, and susceptibility to illness. For children effects are largely on respiratory health. By contrast, among teenagers effects are primarily on mental health, with significant associations between experience of fuel poverty and multiple mental health risk. Recommendations for policymakers are discussed, with a view to ensuring greater equality in the manner in which fuel poverty strategies are delived in the public domain.

Item Type:Research report (external)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute > Peace, Conflict and Equality
Psychology Research Institute
ID Code:14646
Deposited By: Professor Christine Liddell
Deposited On:05 Oct 2010 11:05
Last Modified:15 Mar 2012 15:19

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