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Global Health Inequities: Structures, Power and the Social Distribution of Health

Marmot, M; Friel, Sharon


Modern society has done much good for the health and well-being of people � the average global life expectancy has increased by more than two decades since 1950. However, not every group and nation experienced this to the same degree. Differences in health between countries have perpetuated and worsened, particularly over the last three decades (CSDH 2008). Life expectancy is often used as a marker of population health. Regionally, the health achievements enjoyed by the Organisation for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Routledge Handbook in Global Public Health
DOI: 10.4324/9780203832721-15


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