Health Divides: Where You Live Can Kill You

Health Divides: Where You Live Can Kill You


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Health Divides: Where You Live Can Kill You by Clare Bambra

Americans live three years less than their counterparts in France or Sweden. Scottish men survive two years less than English men. Across Europe, women in the poorest communities live up to ten years less than those in the richest. Revealing gaps in life expectancy of up to twenty-five years between places just a few miles apart, this important book demonstrates that where you live can kill you.

With a foreword by Danny Dorling, this book from Clare Bambra, a leading expert in public health geography, draws on case studies from across the globe to examine the social, environmental, economic, and political causes of these health inequalities, how they have evolved over time, and what they are like today. Bambra concludes by considering how health divides might develop in the future and what should be done, so that where you live is not a matter of life and death.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447330356
Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date: 09/15/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,299,548
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Clare Bambra is professor of public health in the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University, UK. Her research focuses on the political, social, economic, and environmental determinants of health inequalities, and the role of public policies in reducing them. She has published extensively in the field of health inequalities and contributed to numerous national and international policy reviews and inquiries. She can be followed on Twitter @ProfBambra.

Table of Contents

Foreword ~ Danny Dorling;
Health Divides;
From King Cholera to the C Word;
In Sickness and In Health;
Placing Life and Death;
It’s the (Political) Economy;
Too Little, Too Late;
Past, Present, Future. 

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