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Coretopic:Social Determinants/Disparities

The poor live shorter lives than the rich, and this link between income and health has been well documented for more than 150 years.

Sociologists and public health researchers in recent years have learned much from studying the so-called “social determinants” of health, that is, how lack of education, low income, and the characteristics of neighborhoods and social networks can harm health through complex pathways. It will pay off for journalists to dig into this subject.


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