About the Authors

David Stuckler
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge and King's College, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Lawrence P King
Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Sanjay Basu
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

DS formulated the study question and project design and performed the statistical analysis. LPK and SB contributed to the study design and analysis. DS, LPK, and SB contributed to the writing of the manuscript.