Michael Marmot: Health is a question of birth, not lifestyle

September 24, 2018

Alumnus Sir Michael Marmot’s investigation looked at 18,000 civil servants in the British bureaucracy, and after ten years concluded that the lower people were placed in the hierarchy, the higher their mortality rate. Marmot called it “the status syndrome” and pointed towards power and self-determination as a cause. The lower your rank, the less influence you’ve got over your job and your life.

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