Social inequality affecting public health

Date: 
Wednesday, 30 October, 2013

Sir Michael Marmot, who is known for his work on social health, claims that the rest of Europe takes better care of its families and believes the deteriorating public health in Britain is caused by huge numbers of adults not in education, training or employment.

"I would say to any government that cares about the health of its population: look at the impact of their policies on the lives people are able to lead and, more importantly, at the impact on inequality. Health inequality, arising from social and economic inequalities, is socially unjust, unnecessary and avoidable, and it offends against the human right to health."

You can read the full article online in The Guardian.

The Centre previously publised research by Dr David Stuckler on the health impact of recessions.