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Housing conditions and health

Ormandy David

in Challenging health inequalities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348999
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301646 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861348999.003.0007
Housing conditions and health

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This chapter examines the impact of housing conditions on health inequalities in England and reviews the changes in legislation and experience since the report of the findings of the Acheson Inquiry. It discusses the definitions of housing and health and provides evidence supporting the relationship between housing conditions and health. It also highlights the policies and practices that have influenced housing and the changes in housing conditions and tenure during the past ten years.

Keywords: housing conditions; health inequalities; England; legislation; Acheson Inquiry; housing tenure

Chapter.  5537 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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