Inequalities in health: effects of socio-economic status.

@article{Healy1998InequalitiesIH,
  title={Inequalities in health: effects of socio-economic status.},
  author={Maria Healy},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  year={1998},
  volume={12 40},
  pages={38-40}
}
  • Maria Healy
  • Published 1998 in
    Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
Wealth is the single most important factor for promoting and influencing health (Haines 1997 ). Inequalities in health are the consequences of inadequate distribution of wealth (Davey Smith 1993 ). This polarisation of wealth has become extreme, with the net income of the top 358 richest people in the world being equal to the net income of the poorest 2.3 billion people in the world (Haines 1997 ).