Michael Marmot – Status Syndrome_Notes

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Michael Marmot – Status Syndrome Thesis : where you stand in the social hierarchy is intimately related to your chances of getting ill and your length of life. The higher the status in the pecking order, the healthier they are likely to be, health follows a social gradient: status syndrome. Wherever we are in this hierarchy, our heath is likely to be better than those below us and worse than those above us Evidence/Argument: Health In life is determined by where you are on this gradient but the gradient is most affected by how much control you have over your life and the opportunities you have for full social engagement and participation. If you have more control and autonomy you will live longer. “Whitehall studies” British civil servants died
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Unformatted text preview: earliest because least control. The causes of the social gradient are fond in the circumstances in which we live and work; our set of social arrangements. Important things if life, control over your life, love and important social relationships, are related to when and how we die. The doling of these out unfairly social gradient. Facts: If you are living in a society with low inequality, the life expectancy will be higher (japan) Large parts of the population is not achieving potential in health or length of life – suffering from consequences of status syndrome...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course DSOC 1101 taught by Professor Hirshel during the Fall '07 term at Cornell.

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