This is the ﬁrst study of the connection between poverty and the health of young people. The authors, from Bristol University’s Department of Social Medicine, explore: the causes of ill health; education, social security and housing issues; health intervention and promotion strategies for young people; and, the effectiveness of existing resources. There are also positive proposals for improving health care for the young. Interviews with young people help to illuminate attitudes towards health issues, and convey the reality of being young and poor in Britain today.
Published by CPAG in association with The King’s Fund.