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The Resource The health gap : the challenge of an unequal world, Michael Marmot

The health gap : the challenge of an unequal world, Michael Marmot

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The health gap : the challenge of an unequal world
Title
The health gap
Title remainder
the challenge of an unequal world
Statement of responsibility
Michael Marmot
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There are dramatic differences in health between countries and within countries. But this is not a simple matter of rich and poor. A poor man in Glasgow is rich compared to the average Indian, but the Glaswegian's life expectancy is 8 years shorter. The Indian is dying of infectious disease linked to his poverty; the Glaswegian of violent death, suicide, heart disease linked to a rich country's version of disadvantage. In all countries, people at relative social disadvantage suffer health disadvantage, dramatically so. Within countries, the higher the social status of individuals the better is their health. These health inequalities defy usual explanations. Conventional approaches to improving health have emphasised access to technical solutions - improved medical care, sanitation, and control of disease vectors; or behaviours - smoking, drinking - obesity, linked to diabetes, heart disease and cancer. These approaches only go so far. Creating the conditions for people to lead flourishing lives, and thus empowering individuals and communities, is key to reduction of health inequalities. In addition to the scale of material success, your position in the social hierarchy also directly affects your health, the higher you are on the social scale, the longer you will live and the better your health will be. As people change rank, so their health risk changes. What makes these health inequalities unjust is that evidence from round the world shows we know what to do to make them smaller. This new evidence is compelling. It has the potential to change radically the way we think about health, and indeed society
Cataloging source
APLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
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Marmot, Michael
Dewey number
306.461
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public health
  • Equality
  • Poor
  • Health services accessibility
  • Social status
  • Public health
Target audience
adult
Label
The health gap : the challenge of an unequal world, Michael Marmot
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.The Organisation of Misery -- 2.Whose Responsibility? -- 3.Fair Society, Healthy Lives -- 4.Equity from the Start -- 5.Education and Empowerment -- 6.Working to Live -- 7.Do Not Go Gentle -- 8.Building Resilient Communities -- 9.Fair Societies -- 10.Living Fairly in the World -- 11.The Organisation of Hope
Control code
000058582523
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9781408857977
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936345177
Label
The health gap : the challenge of an unequal world, Michael Marmot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.The Organisation of Misery -- 2.Whose Responsibility? -- 3.Fair Society, Healthy Lives -- 4.Equity from the Start -- 5.Education and Empowerment -- 6.Working to Live -- 7.Do Not Go Gentle -- 8.Building Resilient Communities -- 9.Fair Societies -- 10.Living Fairly in the World -- 11.The Organisation of Hope
Control code
000058582523
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9781408857977
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936345177

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