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Health inequality. 2 | Intergenerational poverty continues health injustice who is responsible for the physical and mental health of the next generation

2022-01-25T00:39:03.791Z

The injustice in the distribution of social resources not only causes psychological problems, but also affects the quality of personal health. Michael Ma, professor of epidemiology at UCL and co-director of the Institute for Health Equity at the Chinese University of Hong Kong



The injustice in the distribution of social resources not only causes psychological problems, but also affects the quality of personal health.

Michael Marmot, professor of epidemiology at University College London and co-director of the Institute for Health Equity at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, in his book "Deadly Inequality: How Social Injustice Threatens Our Health", uses years of empirical research to confirm that "social There is an inevitable connection between "gradient" and "health inequality" - the more at the bottom of the society, the worse the resources that can be enjoyed, and the more prone to health problems.

It is difficult to achieve a utopian equal distribution, but if social resources are allowed to tilt toward the upper classes, social mobility will become almost stagnant as social classes continue to solidify, and this will harm the next generation, and intergenerational poverty will only continue to indefinitely perpetuate health injustice.


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For details, please read "Hong Kong 01" e-weekly issue No. 301 published on January 24, 2022 "

Intergenerational Poverty Perpetuates Health Injustice Who Should Be Responsible for the Physical and Mental Health of the Next Generation?"

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Health inequality.

1 | The life of the poor is also life. Don’t let social injustice deprive health and fairness

Health inequality.

2 | Intergenerational poverty perpetuates health injustice. Who should be responsible for the physical and mental health of the next generation?

Health inequality.

3 | Longevity is a "punishment" under health inequality

Health inequalities disproportionately affect all segments of society below the top 1 percent.

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Over 80% of poor children in Hong Kong even need to take care of their families, spending an average of 10 hours a week.

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Li Zijun pointed out that under the epidemic, grass-roots schoolchildren face an obvious problem of insufficient learning resources.

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Educational level is closely related to the class in the future. Generally, people with better education are more likely to obtain higher income and social status in their future career development.

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Source: hk1

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