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PDF document available at: Old age disadvantage begins at birth Much of the inequality between older persons has its roots in early life conditions. Without policies to prevent it, disadvantages reinforce one another through peoples’ lives, leading to large disparities among older adults. A life course perspective on ageing is critical to improving people’s health and well-being throughout the life course into old age. Disability as a marker of inequality at older ages The onset and severity of disability – affecting either physical or mental health – profoundly impacts the lives of people and…