The widening gap: Health inequalities and policy in Britain (Studies in Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion Series)

The widening gap: Health inequalities and policy in Britain (Studies in Poverty, Inequality and Social Exclusion Series)

By: Daniel Dorling (author), Mary Shaw (author), George Davey Smith (author), David Gordon (author)Paperback

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Relentlessly, the wide health gap between different groups of people living in Britain continues to get even wider. This book presents new evidence (which was not available to the government's Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in Health) on the size of the gap, and the extent to which the gap is widening. In particular, new geographical data are presented and displayed in striking graphical form. It challenges whether the government is concerned enough about reducing inequalities and highlights the living conditions of the million people living in the least healthy areas in Britain. It presents explanations for the widening health gap, and addresses the implications of this major social problem. In the light of this evidence the authors put forward social policies which will reduce the health gap in the future. The widening gap synthesises all the information available to date and should be read alongside the report of the evidence presented to the Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in Health (Inequalities in health, The Policy Press, 1999) and by all those concerned with reducing health inequalities. Studies in poverty, inequality and social exclusion series Series Editor: David Gordon, Director, Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research. Poverty, inequality and social exclusion remain the most fundamental problems that humanity faces in the 21st century. This exciting series, published in association with the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research at the University of Bristol, aims to make cutting-edge poverty related research more widely available. For other titles in this series, please follow the series link from the main catalogue page.

About Author

George Davey Smith is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Bristol. Daniel Dorling is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Sheffield. David Gordon is Professor of Social Justice at the University of Bristol. Mary Shaw is Reader in Medical Sociology at the University of Bristol.

Contents

Introduction; The health gap; Explaining the gap; Narrowing the gap - the policy debate.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781861341426
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 294
  • ID: 9781861341426
  • ISBN10: 1861341423

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