Chris Snowdon appears on Newsnight

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Newsnight to discuss the health of young adults in the north of England.

In the interview Chris argues that the spike in deaths among men living in the north of England under the age of 45 in the 1990s is still unexplained. We do know that the main causes of death at that age are suicide, alcohol and drugs, and income and economic growth are prophylactics of this. What is certain is that this doesn’t have anything to do with austerity or the slowdown in economic growth.

Watch the full interview here. Chris’ segment begins at 11.54.