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The impact of inequality : how to make sick societies healthier

Author: Richard G Wilkinson
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the effects that social and economic differences have on our health as individuals and as whole societies. The author argues that this takes us to the roots of social malaise and also makes  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard G Wilkinson
ISBN: 0415372690 9780415372695 0415372682 9780415372688 9780415372695
OCLC Number: 300871551
Description: viii, 355 p. : ill
Contents: 1. Affluent Societies: Material Success, Social Failure 2. Inequality: More Hostile, Less Sociable Societies 3. Anxieties and Insecurities: The Eyes of Others 4. Health and Inequality: Shorter Stressful Lives 5. Violence and Inequality: Status, Stigma and Respect 6. Cooperation or Conflict: Inequality Names the Game 7. Gender, Race and Inequality: Kicking Down 8. Evolved Social Strategies: Mutuality and Dominance 9. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Economic Democracy
Responsibility: Richard G. Wilkinson.

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