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Danny Dorling: Life Expectancy, 16 November 2017

... The first​ English Life Table was based on data collected around the census year of 1841 and gave female life expectancy as 42 and male as 40. By the sixth table, in 1891, life expectancy for women in England and Wales was 48 and for men 44. Many people lived longer than this, but so many babies died in their first year of life that it brought the average down ...

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Danny Dorling: Homelessness, 20 December 2018

... Today​ , one person in every two hundred in England and Wales is homeless – either sleeping rough or living in temporary accommodation. In London the proportion is even higher: one in 53. In Kensington and Chelsea it’s one in 29: in that borough alone 5,263 people are homeless. They are unlikely to be the same people (a smaller number) as last year ...

Just Be Grateful

Jamie Martin: Unequal Britain, 23 April 2015

Breadline Britain: The Rise of Mass Poverty 
by Stewart Lansley and Joanna Mack.
Oneworld, 334 pp., £9.99, February 2015, 978 1 78074 544 2
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Inequality and the 1 Per Cent 
by Danny Dorling.
Verso, 234 pp., £12.99, September 2014, 978 1 78168 585 3
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... welfare state was secure. Until the 1970s, this system enjoyed widespread democratic legitimacy. Danny Dorling, an Oxford geographer and a leading public commentator on inequality, turns to a more unexpected historical analogy. By the end of the 16th century, the codpiece – once a sign of great prestige – had come to be seen as absurd and ...

Brexit Blues

John Lanchester, 28 July 2016

... and so is Chesterfield, and so is Redruth, but they aren’t at all the same place. I once asked Danny Dorling why, when I was at school, geography was about the shapes of rivers, but now all the best-known geographers seem to be Marxists. He said it’s because when you look at a map and see that the people on one side of some line are rich and healthy ...

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