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Status Syndrome

In his book Status Syndrome, Michael Marmot demonstrated how people’s social standing and the degree of control they have over their lives has a direct impact on their health and life expectancy. The greater the autonomy and social connectedness the better their health. Subsequently the Goverment’s commissioned report, The Marmot Review, looked at the negative impact of inequality on health outcomes and called for policy changes to address it. Policy Objective B of the Review is: “Enable all children, young people and adults to maximise their capabilities and have control over their lives”, principally through education and the widening of opportunity

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Marmot Status Syndrome 2006

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