Could "holistic" area-based regeneration be effective for health improvement?

Kearns, A. , Ghosh, S., Mason, P. and Egan, M. (2021) Could "holistic" area-based regeneration be effective for health improvement? Housing Studies, 36(10), pp. 1662-1701. (doi: 10.1080/02673037.2020.1789565)

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Regeneration is intended to tackle the negative effects of area disadvantage. Studies of health impacts of regeneration over thirty years have produced mixed and inconsistent results. This study translates the theory of wider determinants of health into a framework of five residential environments that may be impacted by regeneration: physical; services; economic; social; and psychosocial. It uses repeat cross-sectional survey data across a decade to assess differential change in physical and mental health for residents of regeneration areas compared with other areas. Across the deprived areas in the study, all five types of environment are associated with mental health, but associations are fewer and less consistent for physical health. The results indicate a small negative association between living in a regeneration area and physical health and a modest positive association with mental health. Suggestions are made for how regeneration might become more holistic and effective as a public health intervention.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ghosh, Miss Seemanti and Egan, Dr Matthew and Mason, Dr Phil and Kearns, Professor Ade
Authors: Kearns, A., Ghosh, S., Mason, P., and Egan, M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Economics
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > People, Place & Social Change
Journal Name:Housing Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1466-1810
Published Online:09 July 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor and Francis Group
First Published:First published in Housing Studies 36(10): 1662-1701
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
301367GoWell: Glasgow Community Health and Wellbeing Research and Learning ProgrammeAde KearnsGlasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH)GoWellS&PS - Urban Studies