The deadly effects of social inequality | News | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Marmot said that it is the social conditions surrounding poverty that cause health inequities. For example, stressful experiences in childhood such as exposure to #violence on the street can lead to mental illness, risky behaviors, and a lifetime of poor health outcomes. He said that one of the ways that the root causes of health inequities could be addressed would be to reduce childhood poverty. The U.S. and U.K. have the financial capability to do so Marmot said—adding that not doing it is a political decision.