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What works in tackling health inequalities?Pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse$
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Sheena Asthana

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346742

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.001.0001

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Health inequalities during older age: research evidence

Health inequalities during older age: research evidence

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(p.475) Twelve Health inequalities during older age: research evidence
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What works in tackling health inequalities?
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Sheena Asthana

Joyce Halliday

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.003.0012

This chapter explores the consequences of poverty and income polarisation for health inequalities in later life. It discusses the extent to which age is a more important source of health exclusion for older people than socio-economic status per se. It suggests that though differentials in health status decline after middle age, there is sufficient evidence to suggest that lower socio-economic status is associated with greater mortality, poorer mental health and a higher prevalence of disability among older people.

Keywords:   poverty, income polarisation, health inequalities, health exclusion, older people, socio-economic status, mortality, mental health, disability

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