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The spirit level : why equality is better for everyone

Author: Richard G Wilkinson; Kate Pickett
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2010. ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Why do we mistrust people more in the UK than in Japan? Why do Americans have higher rates of teenage pregnancy than the French? What makes the Swedish thinner than the Greeks? The answer: inequality. This groundbreaking book, based on years of research, provides hard evidence to show: how almost everything - from life expectancy to depression levels, violence to illiteracy - is affected not by how wealthy a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard G Wilkinson; Kate Pickett
ISBN: 0241954290 9780241954294
OCLC Number: 681487682
Notes: "First published by Allen Lane 2009; published with revisions in Penguin Books 2010; published with new postscript 2010"--Title page verso.
Description: xvii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: PART 1: Material success, social failure --
1. The end of an era --
2. Poverty or inequality? --
3. How inequality gets under the skin --
PART 2: The costs of inequality --
4. Community life and social relations --
5. Mental health and drug use --
6. Physical health and life expectancy --
7. Obesity: wider income gaps, wider waists --
8. Educational performance --
9. Teenage births: recycling deprivation --
10. Violence: gaining respect --
11. Imprisonment and punishment --
12. Social mobility: unequal opportunities --
PART 3: A better society --
13. Dysfunctional societies --
14. Our social inheritance --
15. Equality and sustainability --
16. Building the future.
Responsibility: Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.

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