The impact of neighbourhood on the income and mental health of British social renters
AbstractThis paper examines the impact of neighbourhood on the income and mental health of individuals living in social housing in the United Kingdom. We exploit a dataset that is representative and longitudinal to match people to their very local neighbourhoods. Using this, we examine the effect of living in a neighbourhood in which the population is more disadvantaged on the levels and change, over a 10-year window, of income and mental health. We find that social renters who live with the most disadvantaged individuals as neighbours have lower levels of household income and poorer mental health. However, neighbourhood appears to have no impact on changes in either household income or individual mental health.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK in its series The Centre for Market and Public Organisation with number 06/161.
Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: May 2006
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Neighbourhood effects; income; mental health; social renters;
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- I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-03-10 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2007-03-10 (Health Economics)
- NEP-SOC-2007-03-10 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
- NEP-URE-2007-03-10 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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