Danny Dorling

Danny Dorling
The University of Sheffield | Sheffield · Department of Geography

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xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Some 50 publications are listed here. They are a selection. For access to all my publications (or drafts where possible) please visit: www.dannydorling.org For lists of all publications in by category (books/papers/commentaries) see: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/geography/staff/dorling_danny/index Those web pages are updated and this one isn't (as far as I know!) This page was created on April 11th 2012 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Additional affiliations
January 2005 - present
January 2004 - December 2012
The University of Sheffield
January 2004 - December 2007
University College London

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Publications (238)
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Previous UK and European research has highlighted important variations in mortality between populations after adjustment for key determinants such as poverty and deprivation. The aim here was to establish whether similar populations could be identified in the US, and to examine changes over time. We employed Poisson regression models to compare cou...
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At this early point in the 21st Century a major concern that we face is the future possible effects of people-induced global warming. The predicted effects are severe, but argued by some to be avoidable if we act now. Here we consider the dimensions of another disaster: one for which not only the causes, but also their horrific consequences, are cu...
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To honour the 175th anniversary of Edwin Chadwick's seminal 'Report on the Sanitary Conditions of the Labouring Poor', we update Chadwick's famous analysis of geographical differences in occupational based inequalities. Much of the field of Health Geography owes both its direction of development and its initial impetus to his 1842 report. The repor...
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What does Brexit actually mean for the UK and what are the wider implications for Europe? Was the UK ‘leave’ vote actually symptomatic of broader issues within Europe such as population mobility and the rise of non-traditional parties? Written by leading international authors, this timely atlas explores Europe’s society, culture, economy, politics...
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Analysing the regional geography of poverty, austerity and inequality in Europe: a human cartographic perspective. Regional Studies. This paper presents a human cartographic approach to the analysis of the impact of austerity and the economic crisis across Europe’s regions. It reflects on past insights and debates on the analysis and mapping of pov...
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The above quotation is from the popular book entitled “The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better”. This text describes the relationship between income distribution and well-being in affluent countries suggesting it is mediated through psychosocial pathways shaping the impacts of economic structure upon social relationships....
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Benjamin D. Hennig, Dimitris Ballas and Danny Dorling plot the changing regional economic geography of Europe.
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Benjamin Hennig and Danny Dorling plot the geography of an unexpected Conservative General Election victory.
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This paper addresses the issue of the globalization of food production and consumption in the last half-century through the medium of fats and oils, or lipids. The dual traits of being essential for human life and signifying a diverse range of regional styles of consumption make lipids an ideal bulk commodity to study international differences in f...
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Afterword Visualizing urban and regional worlds: power, politics, and practices In this series of papers, presented as a theme issue of the journal Environment and Planning A, visualization has been used to explore a huge range of subjects. These range from trying to make clearer the powers that shape the urban landscape of the United States (Arrib...
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Benjamin D. Hennig and Danny Dorling plot the geography of the super-rich in Britain and Ireland.
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Benjamin D. Hennig, Dimitris Ballas and Danny Dorling map the results of May's elections across the continent. Mapping the results of May's elections across the continent.
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Many of us think of European countries as discreet entities—their own languages, cultures, food, and economies squarely contained within their national boundaries. But in fact Europe is at once a unified place and a sophisticatedly fragmented one, and national boundaries rarely reflect its social and economic realities. The social atlas of Europe i...
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Benjamin D. Hennig and Danny Dorling map the capital's booming housing market.
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London is a divided city whose divisions are often discussed, but far less often revealed, through cartographic visualization. By looking at five key indicators, this paper provides an introductory overview of the spatial divides that exist within London using a novel cartographic technique. The paper discusses education, child poverty, income, emp...
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Benjamin D. Hennig, Dimitris Ballas and Danny Dorling look at the politics behind voting patterns in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.
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This paper is an observational study of particular historical trends in mortality inequality within Great Britain, comparing England and Wales with Scotland for the period 1925-2005. The inequalities in mortality within Great Britain have become more apparent over time. Growing inequality in premature mortality in Britain affected young Scottish me...
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Benjamin D. Hennig and Danny Dorling map the contours of the world's plutocracy.
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This article builds on recent work entitled The Spirit Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett suggesting that Japan is one of the most harmonious affluent countries in the world, whereas the United Kingdom (UK) is one of the most unequal and hence disharmonious. In particular, the article revisits The Spirit Level evidence according to which J...
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Benjamin D. Hennig and Danny Dorling plot the geography of the wealthiest of the wealthy in the UK.
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To see whether adverse relations between social class, health, and economic activity, observed between 1973 and 1993 and previously identified in a 1996 BMJ paper, were still apparent between 1994 and 2009 despite improvements in the general economic climate and overall population health. Replication of repeated cross sectional analysis from the or...
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2012 is not only the year of the London Olympics. In May, Londoners will decide on who they want to see leading their city for the next four years. The 2008 mayoral election in London was won by the Con-servative candidate Boris Johnson, who secured over 50 per cent of the votes, after second preferences are taken into account. But the political me...
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This report highlights the regional dimension of educational inequalities in the EU. Drawing on a wide range of regional data, largely at the NUTS 2 level, the report paints a picture of, outcomes and performance in the EU. The report looks at nature of understanding and evidence of regionally based inequalities in education, taking the view th...
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This symposia discussed "Mapping injustice, visualizing equity: why theory, metaphors and images matter in tackling inequalities". It sought to provoke critical thinking about the current theories used to analyze the health impact of injustice, variously referred to as "health inequalities" in the UK, "social inequalities in health" in the US, and...
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There is considerable unexplained variation in death rates between deprived areas of Britain. This analysis assesses the degree of variation in socio-demographic factors among deprivation deciles and how variables associated with deaths differ among the most deprived areas. Death rates 1996-2001, Carstairs' 2001 deprivation score and indicators, po...
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Background There is a strong relationship between area death rates and deprivation in Britain. However, there is also considerable unexplained variation in death rates between the most deprived cities and regions. Objectives To explore heterogeneity in death rates among deprived areas in Britain by assessing the degree of variation in death rates a...
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Introduction Epidemiological theory matters for seeing, analysing, depicting and tackling population distributions of health and health inequities. The contrasts between the dominant (biomedical and lifestyle) and alternative (socio-political, psychosocial and ecosocial) epidemiological theories are present in the imagery used to illustrate populat...
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Charles Pattie, Benjamin Hennig and Danny Dorling map the results of last year's midterm elections.
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To date, analyses of long-term trends in the spatial distribution of poverty in Britain have been frustrated by a lack of consistency in definitions, data sources and measures, as well as by changes over time in census and administrative geographies. This paper draws upon a series of national poverty surveys in order to derive methodologically cons...
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Suicide rates changed considerably in men aged <45 years in England and Wales between 1980 and 2005. The impact of these changes on the geographic distribution of suicide is unknown. Mapping of geo-coded standardised mortality ratios for suicide in 1113 census tracts (mean population 46 000) in England and Wales, smoothed using Bayesian hierarchica...
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Background and Objectives There are marked inequalities in mortality rates between areas of Britain. These inequalities have been persistent over long time periods and evaluation of recent area-based social policies in deprived areas has found that mortality rates have proven more resistance to change than other social indicators. Migration has bee...
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This paper considers the temporal changes in levels of recorded poverty in Britain distinguishing between times of anecdotal reporting (1845–1901); the first national counts and geographical distribution descriptions (1895–1965); to the current era of an industry dedicated to poverty counting and cartography (1968–2008). The persistence to the geog...
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The Nobel prizes for 2010 are to be announced in October. They recognise the best thinkers, the most beautiful minds in their fields; but does the distribution of Nobels accurately reflect the distribution of elite minds?Danny Dorling looks at laureate statistics and finds arbitrariness lurks.
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Table B Population years at risk and number of deaths of people below age 75 by tenth
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Table E Proportion of deaths in those aged 0-74 in people aged 0-65
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Table A Expanded version of table 1 including 95% confidence intervals
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Table C Age and sex standardised mortality ratios (0-64) according to tenth of poverty, 1990-2007
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Table D Population years at risk and number of deaths of people below age 65 by tenth
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To report on the extent of inequality in premature mortality as measured between geographical areas in Britain. Observational study of routinely collected mortality data and public records. Population subdivided by age, sex, and geographical area (parliamentary constituencies from 1991 to2007, pre-1974 local authorities over a longer time span). Gr...
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The election in May transformed the electoral map of the UK. Danny Dorling and Benjamin Hennig show which parties won and lost, and which areas changed hands.
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In January 2010 we learnt that within London the best-off 10th of the population each had recourse to 273 times the wealth of the worse-off 10th of that population (Hills et al. 2010, An anatomy of economic inequality in the UK Report of the National Equality Panel, Government Equalities Office, London). It is hard to find any city in an affluent c...
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Had Labour widened rather than narrowed the mortality gap, the balance of the current parliament might have been a bit different
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The research reported here uses New Zealand data on smoking behavior that were collected in the 1981, 1996, and 2006 national censuses. Evaluation of the extent to which differential migration patterns among smokers, former smokers, and nonsmokers contributed toward geographical inequalities in health in New Zealand suggests that the effect of sele...
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Elitism is currently creeping back into mainstream educational discourse. There has been a move away from the egalitarianism of the 1960s and 1970s towards an education once more based on the notion that ability is in some way innate, and that a competitive educational system will ensure that the most able rise to the top. Current attitudes are ill...
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Good politics has always seen well-funded, public provision of education as a vital pathway to delivering the Good Society. This article draws on recent evidence from Germany and the UK to show that even in more equal societies, such as Germany, attention still needs to be paid by progressive politicians to education – in particular, the importance...
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It sometimes helps to take a break for a minute. Sit back, turn off the phone, and think: where were you and what were you doing between summer 2008 and 2009? Here are a few diary entries from the life of a man christened Alistair.
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In a country in which, even after the economic crash, there are plenty of resources to go around, people need to think hard about why inequality persists so much more strongly in Britain than anywhere else in Europe. The cause, the author wants to suggest, is a set of deep-rooted, hidden and unacknowledged beliefs, each unjustified yet passed off a...
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The Worldmapper project has successfully produced a series of maps to visualize data concerning a range of issues facing the modern world based on the idea of density-equalizing maps. With this approach, ArcGIS 9.3 plays a crucial role as an interface to convert suitable raster datasets and produce updated carto-grams. The data is converted using A...
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Danny Dorling suggests that as old ‘social evils’ have largely been overcome in affluent nations, in one of the most unequal of those countries – Britain – they have transformed into five new tenets of injustice. A continued belief in those tenets both maintains and helps to exacerbate social inequality
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This paper presents a series of language maps created for the online Worldmapper map repository, together with different methods of collecting the data that underlie the maps, and the problems associated with those methods.
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In recent years various aspects of globalisation have received much attention. One way to get an overview of these is to visualise aspects of the outcomes of globalisation using world maps. This paper refers to world cartograms, in order to discuss the �shape� of globalisation. Maps of trade, migration, travel, and telecommunications can illustrate...
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This work builds upon the worldmapper project which utilises cartograms that preserve the shapes of countries while distorting the area according to a specific variable. These maps are open to potential criticism when it comes to their informative value. One such criticism is the variation of the depicted topic within the territorial borders is...
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The reduction of inequalities in the labour market both between ethnic groups and between local areas indicates improved access to jobs because a diverse workforce is socially and economically desirable. We construct and analyse a unique evidence base of the labour-market circumstances at the neighbourhood level. We use the 2001 Census data for Eng...
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Health benefits vary according to the method of reducing unemployment The best guides we have to the possible future effects of mass unemployment are studies of previous epidemics. In men who had been continuously employed for at least five years in the late 1970s, mortality doubled in the five years after redundancy for those aged 40-59 in 1980.1...
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This paper presents a novel method of creating and updating geographical population microdata. In particular, it presents a prototype modelling technique which forms a component of the SimBritain modelling project. The paper first briefly discusses some of the key conceptual and practical issues involved in microsimulation, in particular highlighti...
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To identify plausible mechanisms by which resilience (low mortality rates despite persistent economic adversity) was achieved in some areas in Britain between 1971 and 2001. Mixed method observational study, combining quantitative analyses of cause- and age group-specific mortality rates, and area sociodemographic and environmental characteristics,...