About the Authors

David Stuckler
Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Sanjay Basu
Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

david.stuckler@sociology.ox.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: DS. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: DS SB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: DS SB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: DS SB.