‘Life on the line’ – life expectancy gaps across Greater Manchester’s Metrolink network

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A quick piece here on an excellent dataviz created by University of Manchester researchers. Dr Kingsley Purdam and his team mapped female and male life expectancy and IMD deciles across different areas of Greater Manchester to Metrolink tram stops. The result demonstrates striking disparities over relatively short distances – for example between[…]

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Socioeconomic deprivation and barriers to live-donor kidney transplantation – a study

According to this study published in BMJ Open there is an interesting health inequality associated with deprivation and kidney disease. The research cites previous studies showing that: “people from socioeconomically deprived populations are more likely to have Chronic Kidney Disease, more likely to require dialysis, but less likely to receive a live-donor[…]

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Deprivation and gentrification in London

As this article in the Telegraph discusses, researchers from Cambridge devised a method to identify gentrifying areas in London, comparing social media data (twitter and foursquare) with the Indices of Deprivation. “Researchers compared half a million tweets and Foursquare check-ins across more than 40,000 London locations, with area deprivation scores. They found that less[…]

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Mental healthcare in deprived areas

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of York has found a potential association between deprivation, higher mental health needs and worse mental health outcomes. According to the summary article on the University of York’s website, deprived communities in England tend to have more mental health referrals from medical[…]

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Premier League Poverty

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Academic/blogger Alasdair Rae (often featured on this site) has used the data from our updated Indices of Deprivation to demonstrate the area deprivation of Premier League Football team home grounds. Overall they tend to be in relatively deprived areas – he notes that “more than half of all Premier League[…]

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Housing market volatility and deprivation

This 2011 report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) examined housing market volatility with a view to the socio-economic aspects. The authors claim that house price volatility disproportionately affects more deprived areas and noted strong regional differences in average house prices that reflect differences in terms of regional deprivation. As housing market growth[…]

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Poverty, Ethnicity and Place

This report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation analysed the link between area deprivation, poverty and ethnicity in England, drawing on existing research. They found that ethnic minorities were concentrated in deprived areas relative to non-deprived areas: “The proportion of ethnic minority people living in deprived neighbourhoods (according to IMD scores)[…]

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