Living standards and health are inextricably linked. Poverty is both a cause and a consequence of poor health and wellbeing: people living in deprived circumstances are more likely to suffer from a range of physical and mental health problems; and being in poor health reduces employment and other opportunities to achieve a secure income and good standard of living.

Information on the health and wellbeing impact of living standards is framed around the following headings:

Deprivation

Child poverty

Welfare reforms