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The growing gulf in life expectancy shows how austerity has deepened inequalities

The prime minister vowed to fight health injustice. These new figures must be a wake-up call Public health experts sometimes rework the map of a city’s train or underground system to illustrate the wide differences in life expectancy between wealthy areas and poor ones. For example, every one of the eight stops travelled on the London tube’s Jubilee line east from Westminster, the heart of government, to post-industrial Canning Town in the East End counts for up to a year in diminished life expectancy.
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