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Higher income inequality leads to higher child mortality
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Higher income inequality leads to higher child mortality

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Researchers found that deaths in children happened 50 per cent more often in England than Sweden, according to a study which tracked births from 2003 to 2012. This contrast can be explained by differences in economic distribution in both countries. The UK has one of the most unequal distributions of income in Western Europe, suggesting that more people may be pre-disposed to poor maternal health and pre-term births.


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