NINE BLOGS examine the stark reality of health inequality in modern Britain. The authors examine the socio-economic factors that govern life chances

29 June 2018

This series of nine blogs is exploring the alarming depth of health inequality in modern Britain.

Dr Angela Donkin of the Institute of Health Equity,

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett of the Equality Trust and

Carl Walker, of the University of Brighton and of Psychologists Against Austerity

Madeleine Power, of the University of York 

Each blog  tackles the stark reality of health inequality in modern Britain. The authors examine the socio-economic factors that govern life chances, as UK citizens are increasingly left at the mercy of a ruthless postcode lottery that dictates mortality rates and incidence of low birth-weight. The blogs demonstrate why it is a national disgrace. 

HEALTH EQUALITY

BLOG 1 Dr Angela Donkin - Incomes are too low for children to live a healthy life from birth to death

BLOG 2 Carl Walker - The people’s money management skills are good; the State creates problem debts for vulnerable individuals and families, which are linked to the most profound anxiety, anger and suicide.

BLOG 3 Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett - Being on wrong end of inequality leads to more depression, mental illness, addiction and imprisonment 

BLOG 4 Dr Angela Donkin - Billions lost in productivity, taxes, welfare payments & extra costs in NHS. Work across Government to improve well-being and reduce costs – otherwise everybody loses.

BLOG 5 Carl Walker - Upturn in suicides due to recession not reversed now unemployment levels have fallen - Largest fall in real wages for 50 years – increase in mental health problems.

BLOG 6 Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett - Government enacts policies that make child poverty worse & demonises parents. We tolerate overblown salaries and tax avoidance and shocking childhood deprivation in the UK

BLOG 7 Dr Angela Donkin - Allowing the UK to sleepwalk into a proliferation of insecure work is short sighted, damages health and costs the taxpayer.

BLOG 8 Carl Walker - Studies beginning to highlight a burden of human suffering follows austerity Carl Walker TAP health equality

BLOG 9  Maddy Power , Kate Pickett & Richard Wilkinson -  Food Bank Britain. In austerity politics the state drops responsibility for preventing hunger. 

 

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