Research on Unemployment and Health in Great Britain

  • M. Bartley
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)

Abstract

This first section will sketch out the information available from official government publications which is relevant to an understanding of the effect of rising unemployment on health in Great Britain. First, certain terminological details should be addressed. Official statistics in Britain are often confusingly labelled. The largest political unit used is “The United Kingdom”, which refers to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. At the next level, the term “Great Britain” refers to England, Scotland and Wales only. Many official statistical series which are of importance of the present topic are given for England and Wales only, because Scotland has its own Registrar General’s Office (the equivalent office for England and Wales is called the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, or OPCS) with responsibility for vital statistics.

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Migration Depression Europe Income Peri 

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