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Social Inequalities in Health$
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Johannes Siegrist and Michael Marmot

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198568162

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568162.001.0001

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction
Source:
Social Inequalities in Health
Author(s):

Johannes Siegrist (Contributor Webpage)

Michael Marmot

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568162.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the inequalities in health. It identifies a social gradient of morbidity and mortality — with each step one moves up on the social ladder, the better one's health. It considers explanations of the social gradient. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords:   health, inequality, social gradient, morbidity, mortality

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