Notably, the Spirit Level presented factual evidence and arguments that confirmed wealth inequalities as a social issue subject to public debate.2 The empirical research establishes a correlation between wealth inequality and health inequalities in UK.3 It is evident that people with higher incomes enjoy various benefits including health benefits. As such, an increase in levels of income may lead to access to better health care. Existing empirical research show that wealth inequality causes health and social problems. However, existing empirical research cannot ascertain whether an increase in income derives an equal increase in health. Other studies claim that income inequality only derives adverse health effects after reaching a certain threshold.4 Some existing empirical research relates health inequalities to other factors like material circumstances, culture/history, and ethnicity and welfare state institutions/social policies.5 These findings form the basis for a semi-structured qualitative interview on the link and impact of wealth inequality on health status of UK citizens.
In putting my data in context, I will explain the aim of an interview. This study will conduct a semi-structured qualitative interview on the link and impact of wealth inequality on health status of UK citizens. The semi-structured qualitative interview seeks to explore the views, experiences, beliefs, and/or motivations of respondents on the research question addressing the link and impact of wealth inequality on health status of UK citizens. It aims at using pre-determined set of open questions while maximizing the interviewer’s opportunity to analyze specific themes that relate to wealth inequality.6 In this context, the aim of the interview is to develop insights, social concepts, and interpretations of the research question that defines the link and impact of wealth inequality on health status of UK citizens.