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Socio-economic costs of bereavement in Scotland: main study report.

Birrell, John; Corden, Anne; Macduff, Colin; Newsom, Cate; Petrie, Dennis; Schut, Henk; Sk�r, Silje; Stephen, Audrey; Tseng, Fu-Min; Wang, Shaolin; Wilson, Stewart


John Birrell

Anne Corden

Colin Macduff

Cate Newsom

Dennis Petrie

Henk Schut

Silje Sk�r

Audrey Stephen

Fu-Min Tseng

Shaolin Wang

Stewart Wilson


The Socio-Economic Costs of Bereavement in Scotland (SECOB) research study was funded by the Scottish Government Health Directorates in late 2010 as part of ongoing work to inform national policy on bereavement and bereavement care practice. The project aimed to: a) articulate the likely nature and scope of the impact of bereavement on social and economic aspects of life for Scottish citizens as evidenced in relevant literature; b) seek to estimate the socio-economic costs of bereavement in an emergent sub-set of key aspects, and c) develop methodological approaches that will enhance capacity for large-scale research into the socio-economic impact of bereavement.


BIRRELL, J., CORDEN, A., MACDUFF, C., NEWSOM, C., PETRIE, D., SCHUT, H., SKÅR, S., STEPHEN, A., TSENG, F.-M., WANG, S. and WILSON, S. 2013. Socio-economic costs of bereavement in Scotland: main study report. [Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University]

Report Type Research Report
Publication Date Mar 31, 2013
Deposit Date Aug 11, 2016
Publicly Available Date Aug 11, 2016
Publisher Robert Gordon University
Keywords Bereavement; Economic impact; Social impact; Bereavement care
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