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The development of an index of rural deprivation: A case study of Norfolk, England

Amanda Burke and Andy Jones

Social Science & Medicine, 2019, vol. 227, issue C, 93-103

Abstract: Geographical deprivation indices such as the English Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) have been widely used in healthcare research and planning since the mid-1980s. However, such indices normally provide a measure of disadvantage for the whole population and can be inflexible to adaptation for specific geographies or purposes. This can be an issue, as the measurement of deprivation is subjective and situationally relative, and the type of deprivation experienced within rural areas may differ from that experienced by urban residents.

Keywords: England; Deprivation indices; Deprivation measurement; Deprivation; Rural; Inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.09.019

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