What you will get from this report
- Actions for policy makers nationally and locally and by those within the health system to help reduce health inequalities.
- Supportive studies outlining the socio-economic disparity between men's and women's health.
- For women over age 65, life expectancy increased one year every six years, compared to one year every five years for men in the period 2000-2015.
- There are clear and stark inequalities in health between women, which are related to socio-economic status, ethnicity and geographic region.
- Across different stages of women's lives there are different social and economic factors which drive health and associated health inequalities; from early childhood through retirement and into older age.
- The broad health workforce must take full account of the social and economic factors which shape women's lives and health at different stages of life.