Social inequalities in health: next questions and converging evidence.

  title={Social inequalities in health: next questions and converging evidence.},
  author={Michael Marmot and Carol D. Ryff and Larry L. Bumpass and Martin Shipley and Nadine F. Marks},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={44 6},
Mortality studies show that social inequalities in health include, but are not confined to, worse health among the poor. There is a social gradient: mortality rises with decreasing socio-economic status. Three large sample studies, one British and two American, brought together for their complementarity in samples, measures, and design, all show similar social gradients for adult men and women in physical and mental morbidity and in psychological well-being. These gradients are observed both… CONTINUE READING
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