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Kate Pickett - “Inequality Bites: Structural Causes of Inequalities in Wellbeing”

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2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session

The 99th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR was to be held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, from July 21-24, 2021 as a Virtual Experience.

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Kate Pickett

Distinguished Lecture Series
Comparing numerous measures of population health and wellbeing, it is clear that societies which tend to do well on one measure tend to do well on all of them, and the ones which do badly, do badly on all.

The key is the amount of inequality in each society; the more unequal a society is, the more ill health and social problems it has.
Inequality has always been regarded as divisive and socially corrosive. Material inequality serves as a determinant of the scale and importance of social stratification. It increases status insecurity and competition and the prevalence of all the problems associated with relative deprivation. And although inequality has its greatest effect on rates of problems among the poor, its influence extends to almost all income groups: too much inequality reduces levels of well-being among the vast majority of the population.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand how socioeconomic inequality is related to the distribution of health
  • Understand the pathways linking inequality to health and wellbeing
  • Know some of the political, policy and practice implications
Presentation Date
July 24, 2021

CE Credits
1 Contact Hour

Supported by:
CareQuest Institute

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