Overcrowding and health: Methodological innovation for socio-economic measures in longitudinal studies

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About the research

This project investigated household overcrowding and its implications across generations, by producing comparable measures of overcrowding from household information collected by five CLOSER studies. Overcrowding has long been treated as a proxy indicator for material deprivation, but different approaches have been used to determine overcrowded households. Common overcrowding measures include person per room ration (PPR), Bedroom Standard (BS) and Modified Bedroom Standard (MBS). The project also focused on the relationship between overcrowding and health outcomes, presenting on this topic at two conferences (see below).

Dr Noriko Cable

Research lead

Noriko Cable (International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health, UCL)

Studies used

Research outputs

Dataset containing harmonised measures of overcrowding. Not yet available – sign up to CLOSER’s email newsletters to find out when it is published.

User guide for the Harmonised Overcrowding dataset. Not yet available – sign up to CLOSER’s email newsletters to find out when it is published.

CLOSER seminar

CLOSER seminar – Dr Natasha Wood and Dr Noriko Cable

Conference presentations

Validating overcrowding measures using the UK birth cohort studies (Session F7, Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies International Conference 2016)

Overcrowding and health: Is ‘all’s well that ends well’? (Social 2, ‘Inequalities: a longitudinal perspective’ CLOSER conference 2017)

Papers

Validating overcrowding measures using the UK Household Longitudinal Study. Not yet available – sign up to CLOSER’s email newsletters to find out when it is published.

Overcrowding and health: Is ‘all’s well that ends well’? Not yet available – sign up to CLOSER’s email newsletters to find out when it is published.

 

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