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Closing the health gap

Marmot, M; (2017) Closing the health gap. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health , 45 (7) pp. 723-731. 10.1177/1403494817717433. Green open access

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Abstract

One way of characterising the good society is one that has achieved a high degree of health equity. For a low-income country, one route to this achievement is to increase national income. But other features of society come to the fore, for low, middle and high-income societies alike. In England, my review of health inequalities highlighted: good early child development, education and life long learning, employment and working conditions, having enough income to lead a healthy life, healthy and sustainable places to live and work, taking a social determinants approach to prevention. Taking action on these requires commitment and cross-government action.

Type: Article
Title: Closing the health gap
Location: Sweden
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/1403494817717433
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1177/1403494817717433
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: health inequalities, social determinants of health, social justice
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10051969
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