‘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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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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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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