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21 February 2018

Making the economic case for investing in actions to prevent and/or tackle loneliness: A systematic review: A briefing paper

This research by the London School of Economics reviewed the evidence on the economic impact of loneliness interventions. While several studies report strong levels of cost effectiveness or positive returns on program investment, overall, few attempts have been made to assess the economic benefits of addressing loneliness. The paper concludes with a range of actions that can be undertaken to strengthen the evidence base on the cost-effectiveness of loneliness interventions.