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Life expectancy inequality 'wider than 1930s'

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The gap in mortality between rich and poor is wider now than in the depression of the 1930s according to new research published in the British Medical Journal

Findings suggest the poorest of society are twice as likely to die before the age of 65 than the richest.

Sheffield University's Professor Danny Dorling explains the report.


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