Building the Future of Health

June 2 13:00-13:30

Health Inequalities Between Rich and Poor Neighborhoods

What Are The Causes?

In Rotterdam, the city where I work and live, there are big health differences between poor and rich neighborhoods. Between metro station Kralinge zoom and Delfts haven life expectancy rates descent with four years. Similar differences and even bigger ones are found in big cities all over the world. One of the most important causes of these differences is of course the composition of the population in these neighborhoods. In poorer neighborhoods you will fiend a population with low income and low educational levels. But at the same time there is a presumption that the bad neighborhoods themselves have a negative health impact. Can we prove this and which specific values are we talking about?

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