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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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a Baltimore inner-city neighborhood, a man's life expectancy is 63; in another neighborhood not far away, it's 83. The same 20-year avoidable disparity exists in nearby neighborhoods of cities around the world. In Sierra Leone, one in 21 fifteen-year-old women will die in her fertile years of a maternal-related cause; in Italy, the figure is one in 17,100; but in the United States, which spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world, it is one in 1,800. Why? Dramatic differences in health are not a simple matter of rich and poor; poverty alone doesn't drive ill health--inequality does. Suicide, heart disease, lung disease, obesity, and diabetes 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. 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. Author 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. We have the tools and resources to improve levels of health for individuals and societies around the world, and not to do so would be a form of injustice. The Health Gap presents compelling evidence for a radical change in the way we think about health and indeed society, and inspires us to address the societal imbalances in power, money, and resources that work against health equity.--Adapted from book jacket
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
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10455303
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
362.1042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA418.5.P6
LC item number
M385 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the challenge of an unequal world
Label
The health gap : the challenge of an unequal world, Michael Marmot
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [347]-369) and index
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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
20433500
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9781408857991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn920016431
  • (OCoLC)920016431
Label
The health gap : the challenge of an unequal world, Michael Marmot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [347]-369) 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
20433500
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
387 pages
Isbn
9781408857991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn920016431
  • (OCoLC)920016431

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