Re-thinking health inequalities

The European Journal of Public Health
Volume 30, Issue 4, August 2020
https://academic.oup.com/eurpub/issue/30/4

 

Editorials
Re-thinking health inequalities
Johan P Mackenbach
European Journal of Public Health, Volume 30, Issue 4, August 2020, Page 615, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa001
Extract
The world we live in is hugely unequal, not only in terms of income and wealth, but also in terms of life-span and health. What makes it worse is that the two are correlated: people who have less material resources also tend to die younger and to have more health problems within their shorter lives. Wide-spread concern with these health inequalities has over the past decades led to an impressive stream of increasingly sophisticated research to find explanations. The growth in scientific understanding has also inspired confidence that we can…