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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
Title variation
Challenge of an unequal world
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Dramatic differences in health are not a simple matter of rich and poor; poverty alone doesn't drive ill health, but inequality does. Indeed, suicide, heart disease, lung disease, obesity, and diabetes, for example, are all linked to social disadvantage. In every country, people at relative social disadvantage suffer health disadvantage and shorter lives. Within countries, the higher the social status of individuals, the better their health. These health inequalities defy the usual explanations. Conventional approaches to improving health have emphasized access to technical solutions and changes in the behavior of individuals, but these methods only go so far. What really makes a difference is creating the conditions for people to have control over their lives, to have the power to live as they want. Empowerment is the key to reducing health inequality and thereby improving the health of everyone. Marmot emphasizes that the rate of illness of a society as a whole determines how well it functions; the greater the health inequity, the greater the dysfunction
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NjBwBT
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The health gap : the challenge of an unequal world, Michael Marmot
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The organisation of misery -- Whose responsibility? -- Fair society, healthy lives -- Equity from the start -- Education and empowerment -- Working to live -- Do not go gentle -- Building resilient communities -- Fair societies -- Living fairly in the world -- The organisation of hope
Control code
sky2ocm77489803
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9781632860781
Lccn
bl2015042160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
Label
The health gap : the challenge of an unequal world, Michael Marmot
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The organisation of misery -- Whose responsibility? -- Fair society, healthy lives -- Equity from the start -- Education and empowerment -- Working to live -- Do not go gentle -- Building resilient communities -- Fair societies -- Living fairly in the world -- The organisation of hope
Control code
sky2ocm77489803
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9781632860781
Lccn
bl2015042160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations

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