What is the best way to tackle the UK's health inequality gap?
The health inequality gap in Britain is greater than it was during the post-World War I slump and the Great Depression according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Are health and wealth directly linked?
The UK spent the 1920s attempting to recover from WWI and then endured the Great Depression of the following decade. From that period onwards health inequalities started narrowing until the 1970s.
Since then, the gap has continued to rise steadily. It also means that a pledge by the previous Labour government to reduce the inequality gap between 1997 and 2010 is almost certain to be missed.
Do you agree with the findings of the research? What can be done to tackle health inequalities? Is there anything that we can learn from the Great Depression?