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This excess plays a major role in explaining why Scotland has both the lowest life expectancy, and the widest mortality inequalities, in Western Europe. Although usually expressed in statistical terms (such as standardised rates or ratios or expected years of life), behind such summary epidemiological expressions lie genuine human tragedies: individual stories of shortened, wasted lives, pain, sickness, early death and grief, affecting individual men, women and children, their families, friends and communities.
This report seeks to summarise all the research that has been undertaken into this phenomenon, with the aim of achieving a greater understanding of its most likely underlying causes and, therefore, the most appropriate responses. As the report makes clear, however, such responses need to be entwined with ever more urgent actions to address the key drivers of overall poor health in the country – poverty and deprivation – and to seek to narrow the widening gaps in income, power, wealth and, therefore, health in Scottish society.
The conclusions of the report, including a list of policy recommendations, have been endorsed by a wide range of experts in public health and other disciplines, who are listed below. Together with these signatories, we implore action on the part of both national and local government to address the many issues highlighted in this research.
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Publisher||Glasgow Centre for Population Health|
|Commissioning body||NHS Health Scotland|
|Number of pages||355|
|Publication status||Published - 16 May 2016|
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Collins, C., McCartney, G., Walsh, D., Batty, G. D., Levitt, I. & Taulbut, M.
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Excess mortality in Scotland and Glasgow: An unintended consequence of the pursuit of new towns policy as an ‘assumed normative’?Collins, C. & Levitt, I., 7 Apr 2022.
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The Policy Discourses that Shaped the ‘Transformation’ of Glasgow in the Later 20th Century: 'Overspill’, ‘redeployment’ and the ‘culture of enterprise’Collins, C. & Levitt, I., 18 Dec 2019, Transforming Glasgow: Beyond the Post-Industrial City. Madgin, R. & Kintrea, K. (eds.). Bristol, UK: Policy Press, p. 21-38 18 p.
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Collins, C. & Levitt, I., 14 May 2018.
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The ‘Transformation’ of Glasgow in the later 20th century: Overspill, Redeployment and the Culture of Enterprise
Chik Collins (Invited speaker) & Ian Levitt (Speaker)21 Apr 2021
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Chik Collins (Invited speaker)28 Feb 2019
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Chik Collins & Hartwig Pautz
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