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Local geographies of health inequalities.

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Publication date2004
Host publicationThe geography of health inequalities in the developed world: views from Britain and North America
EditorsPaul Boyle, Sarah Curtis, Elspeth Graham, Eric Moore
Place of publicationAldershot
PublisherAshgate Press
Pages177-197
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)0754613984
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Illustrated by a wide range of international case studies, this book examines the issue of health inequalities in the developed world from a specifically geographical perspective. The authors prove that "place" is an important factor in health inequality and offer an original perspective on and insight into one of the major problems of the Western world. One of the most important issues needing to be tackled by countries throughout the developed world is that of health inequalities. The Acheson Report re-emphasized this by showing that, in Britain at least, health inequalities between sub-groups of the population not only still exist, but that the health gap is widening between the better- and worse-off in society. While there has been growing recognition of the impact "place" makes to the distribution of mortality and morbidity, this volume focuses specifically on this point, examining the dilemmas of health inequality from a specifically geographical perspective