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Challenging health inequalitiesFrom Acheson to choosing health$
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Elizabeth Dowler and Nick J. Spencer

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348999

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348999.001.0001

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Housing conditions and health

Housing conditions and health

Chapter:
(p.110) (p.111) Seven Housing conditions and health
Source:
Challenging health inequalities
Author(s):

Ormandy David

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348999.003.0007

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

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