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Inequalities and fairness

Social inequalities can be understood as the outcome of differences between people or groups, due to their circumstances (such as income, employment, and education) and may also result from discrimination. These differences are important because often people who are worst off experience poorer health and wellbeing, and may live shorter lives. In 2010 the government published the Marmot Review of health inequalities in England. Health inequalities refer to the avoidable differences in people’s health across social groups and communities.  

Plymouth’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy (2014)

The Plymouth Health & Wellbeing Strategic Framework uses the evidence found in the Marmot Review ‘Fair Society, Healthy Lives’ to inform its own plans and those of its partners for effective evidence-based approaches for reducing health inequalities in the city. The Marmot Review takes a life course approach to improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities.

The Marmot Review of health inequalities in England (2010)

Marmot, M. Fair society, healthy lives: the Marmot Review: strategic review of health inequalities in England post-2010 (2010)

Relevant reports