David Stuckler and Mark Littlewood
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Austerity measures' effect on health and homelessness

Authors have claimed there was evidence austerity measures introduced in response to the financial crisis in other countries - such as Greece and the US - have harmed people's physical and mental health.

The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills joint author David Stuckler said there were "early warning signs" for the UK, with a rise in in suicide and homelessness in areas which have seen high job losses.

He debated the ideas in his book - and how to deal with government debt - with Institute of Economic Affairs director general Mark Littlewood and Conservative peer Lord Dobbs.

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  • 11 Jun 2013
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