Inequalities matter: an investigation into the impact of deprivation on demographic inequalities in adults

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Mayhew, Les; Harper, Gillian; Villegas, Andres M
International Longevity Centre - UK
Date of publication
28 March 2018
Older Adults, Social Policy, Health Services, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Social welfare
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This research, which is related to an earlier ILC-UK report from 2016, is concerned with quantifying the relationship between demographic inequalities and deprivation. Whereas the previous report was concerned with trends over the previous century, this report looks forward in time according to deprivation level. Using the latest forecasting techniques, analysis shows how these trends have benefited some more than others, and how perpetuating inequalities are concentrated in certain age groups or areas.

The report uses the Government-preferred Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) to measure deprivation. The IMD is based on 37 separate indicators including income and are grouped into seven domains, each of which reflects a different aspect of deprivation including education, health and crime.

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