Socio-Economic Costs of Bereavement in Scotland: Literature report

Socio-Economic Costs of Bereavement in Scotland Project Research Group, Anne Corden

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


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.

The study published a main report, a literature report and a technical report.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAberdeen
PublisherInstitute for Health and Welfare Research, Robert Gordon University
Commissioning bodyThe Scottish Government
Number of pages53
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • bereavement
  • socio-economic cost
  • Scotland
  • health
  • income
  • employment

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