Response - Marmot Review of health inequalities in England post 2010

By: Deborah Garvie  Published: August 2009

In November 1998, the Secretary of State for Health asked Professor Sir Michael Marmot to advise on the future development of health inequalities strategy post 2010.


We support the Review’s conclusion that evidence shows that inequalities in social determinants closely relate to health inequalities – the more unequal income distribution, educational outcomes, housing quality are for instance, the more unequal health is.  The condition and location of our homes can have a fundamental impact on our health.  Yet the gap between the housing haves and have-nots is widening and there is a danger of it becoming entrenched for generations.  We argue that there is a strong correlation between housing inequality and health inequality.



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