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
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Michael Marmot
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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
Summary
A forefront doctor and public intellectual argues that social injustice is the world's most insidious killer, explaining how unbalanced access to health care and health-related life circumstances are directly impacting longevity and life quality
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10455303
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TEFOD
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1945-
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Marmot, Michael
Dewey number
306.4/61
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA418
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Equality
  • Poor
Target audience
adult
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the challenge of an unequal world
Label
The health gap : the challenge of an unequal world, Michael Marmot
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http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D554576A-42E4-41A6-9E0D-482FF891E03C
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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ocn921391553
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
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9781632860798
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
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D554576A-42E4-41A6-9E0D-482FF891E03C
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(OCoLC)921391553
Label
The health gap : the challenge of an unequal world, Michael Marmot
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D554576A-42E4-41A6-9E0D-482FF891E03C
Publication
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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ocn921391553
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781632860798
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D554576A-42E4-41A6-9E0D-482FF891E03C
System control number
(OCoLC)921391553

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