Shared Wealth Means a Healthy Society

The Key To Good Health That No One Is Talking About: Money
By Brydie Ragan
YES! Magazine
July 25, 2007

I recently saw a billboard for an employment service that said, “If you think cigarette smoking is bad for your health, try a dead-end job.” This warning may not just be an advertising quip: public health research now tells us that lower socio-economic status may be more harmful to health than risky personal habits, such as smoking or eating junk food.

In 1967, British epidemiologist Michael Marmot began to study the relationship between poverty and health. He showed that each step up or down the socio-economic ladder correlates with increasing or decreasing health.

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