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The Spirit Level : Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger.

Author: Kate Pickett; Richard Wilkinson
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Groundbreaking analysis showing that greater economic equality-not greater wealth-is the mark of the most successful societies, and offering new ways to achieve it.
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Pickett, Kate.
Spirit Level : Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger.
New York : Bloomsbury Publishing USA, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Pickett; Richard Wilkinson
ISBN: 9781608191703 1608191702
OCLC Number: 1021803288
Description: 1 online resource (316 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Note on Graphs; Part One: Material Success, Social Failure; 1 The end of an era; 2 Poverty or inequality?; 3 How inequality gets under the skin; Part Two: 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 Three: A Better Society13 Dysfunctional societies; 14 Our social inheritance; 15 Equality and sustainability; 16 Building the future; Appendix; References.

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Groundbreaking analysis showing that greater economic equality-not greater wealth-is the mark of the most successful societies, and offering new ways to achieve it.

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