International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Rajmil, L., Sanmamed, M., Choonara, I., Faresjo, T., Hjern, A., Kozyrskyj, A., Luas, P., Raat, H., Seguin, L., Spencer, N., Taylpr-Robinson, D.
Article on overview of studies in which the impact of the 2008 economic crisis on child health was reported. Structured searches of PubMed, and ISI Web of Knowledge, were conducted. Quantitative and qualitative studies reporting health outcomes on children, published since 2007 and related to the 2008 economic crisis were included. Five hundred and six titles and abstracts were reviewed, from which 22 studies were included. An excess of 28,000–50,000 infant deaths in 2009 was estimated in sub-Saharan African countries, and increased infant mortality in Greece was reported. Increased price of foods was related to worsening nutrition habits in disadvantaged families worldwide. An increase in violence against children was reported in the U.S., and inequalities in health-related quality of life appeared in some countries.
- Other Crises
- North America
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- High-Income Countries (HICs)
- Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)
- Children (boys and/or girls 1-10 years old)
- Journal article