Fair’s fair? What psychologists should understand about austerity and ways to broaden the role of psychologists to combat it effects: Insights from Make My City Fair (Birmingham)

Bridger, Emma K. and Hewett, Angela and Straker Welds, Martin and Harris, Carl and Moulin, Lawrence (2020) Fair’s fair? What psychologists should understand about austerity and ways to broaden the role of psychologists to combat it effects: Insights from Make My City Fair (Birmingham). The Psychologist, 34. pp. 32-36.

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Abstract

The long-term negative psychological, physical and societal impacts of austerity (low/negative public investment) are well established in the academic sociological and epidemiological literatures (e.g. Barr et al., 2015). Political choices are understood to impact the health and wellbeing of those in society. ‘Health in all policies’ is an approach that recognises the impact that every government policy has on its citizens, importantly emphasising that it is not only health policies that affect health (LGA, 2016). Policies on transport, education, and trade, for example, also affect how people live and die, and who thrives and who does not. To this extent, when we see poor health, it then follows to some extent that we can recognise this as the outcome of policy choices.

Item Type: Article
Date: 30 September 2020
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Psychology
Depositing User: Angela Hewett
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2021 16:27
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2021 16:27
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12137

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