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Journal articles, reports and blogs


Álvarez-Iglesias A, Garman E, Lund C (2021) Effects of COVID-19 on the economy and mental health of young people in South Africa: opportunities for strengthening social protection programmes by integrating mental health, South African Journal of Psychology, 51, 2, 199-204.

Bauer A, Baltra RA, Avendano-Pabon M, Diaz Y, Garman E, Hessel P, Lunk C, Malvasi P, Matijasevich A, McDaid D, Park A, Silvestre Paula C, Zimmerman A, Evans-Lacko S (2021) Examining the dynamics between young people's mental health, poverty and life chances in six low- and middle-income countries: protocol for the CHANCES-6 studySocial Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 56, 9, 1687–1703. 

Bauer A, Garman E, McDaid D, Evans-Lacko S (2021) Integrating youth mental health into cash transfer programmes in response to the COVID-19 crisis in low-income and middle-income countries, The Lancet Psychiatry, 8, 4, 340-346.

Bauer A, Paula C, Evans-Lacko S (2021) Improving the mental health and life chances of young people in Brazil in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: An overview of the CHANCES-6 project. Invited commentary, Psicologia: Teoria e Prática, 23, 1, 1-8.

Zimmerman A, Garman E, Avendano-Pabon M, Araya R, Evans-Lacko S, McDaid D, Park A, Hessel P, Diaz Y, Matijasevich A, Ziebold C, Bauer A, Silvestre-Paula C, Lund C (2021) The impact of cash transfers on mental health in children and young people in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis, BMJ Global Health, 6, 4. 

In press

Ziebold C et al (2022) Conditional cash transfers and adolescent mental health in Brazil:  Evidence from the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohort, Journal of Global Health.


Álvarez-Iglesias A, Hessel P, Bauer A, Evans-Lacko S (2021) Extending COVID-related reforms to conditional cash transfers could improve the life chances of young people in Colombia, LSE Global Health Initiative Blog.

Bauer A, Evans-Lacko S (2021) Prioritising the life chances of young people living in poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic: A call for integrating youth mental health into cash transfer programmes, LSE Global Health Initiative Blog.