Lynda Fenton
University College London
Publications 5
Background Gains in life expectancies have stalled in Scotland, as in several other countries, since around 2012. The relationship between stalling mortality improvements and socioeconomic inequalities in health is unclear. Methods We calculate the difference, as percentage change, in all-cause, all-age, age-standardised mortality rates (ASMR) between 2006 and 2011 (period 1) and between 2012 and 2017 (period 2), for Scotland overall, by sex, and by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) ...
Abstract Background Improving health and reducing health inequalities are important joint policy objectives. Income is a key social determinant of health, but robust evidence about the relative impacts of redistributive policies is rare. In a modelling study, we aimed to assess the effects on population health and health inequalities of income-based policies in Scotland. Methods EUROMOD, a detailed tax–benefit microsimulation model, was used to estimate income change for a representative sample ...
#1Lynda Fenton (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 1
1Although many elements of Mbeki’s approach to tackling the epidemic are regrettable, it is useful to consider the role of poverty as a factor contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS, and the implications of this for prevention efforts. HIV/AIDS affects many different populations, and occurs in every country in the world; however, a disproportionate number of those affected live in the poorer countries of the world. Around 80% of the global population live in developing countries, but these count...