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The Psychological Impact of Austerity

Authors: Laura McGrath, Vanessa Griffin and Ed Mundy

Executive Summary: "This report directly links cuts to public services with mental health problems. Well-established psychological research that explains these links already exists. However, this knowledge has been missing from the debate on austerity so far.  Psychologists are often in a position to see the effects that social and economic changes have on people. We also occupy a relatively powerful position as professionals and therefore have an ethical responsibility to speak out about these effects."


The publishers are Psychologists Against Austerity.

The Psychological Impact of Austerity © Psychologists Against Austerity 2016.

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