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Inequality and Social Gradients - Deprivation and cause of Death

Geoff Riley

2nd November 2017

New evidence from the ONS finds that men in the Hampshire town of Hart, the least deprived local authority in England, outlive men in the most deprived area, Blackpool, by almost eight years.

Many students and teachers will have come across the work of Pickett and Wilkinson who wrote the Spirit Level a few years back. Their research found correlations between the depth of income inequality and social and economic outcomes. 

Deprivation is an overall measure based on factors such as income, employment, health and education within an area

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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