Social welfare and public health: analysing quasi-natural experiments from the 2007 recession


  • Prof David Stuckler

    University of Cambridge

Project summary

Healthcare has been affected by the global economic crisis, with some even arguing it was a contributor to economic decline. Data is needed crucially to understand the relationship between social welfare and population health. Professor Stuckler is looking at how social protection programmes affect public health; which specific welfare investments are the most effective; and perhaps most importantly, what is the role of the state in protecting people and public health?