NINE BLOGS examine the stark reality of health inequality in modern Britain. The authors examine the socio-economic factors that govern life chances
This series of nine blogs is exploring the alarming depth of health inequality in modern Britain.
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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.
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 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 9 Maddy Power , Kate Pickett & Richard Wilkinson - Food Bank Britain. In austerity politics the state drops responsibility for preventing hunger.
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