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The spirit level : why greater equality makes societies stronger

Author: Richard G Wilkinson; Kate Pickett
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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This eye-opening UK bestseller shows how one single factor--the gap between its richest and poorest members--can determine the health and well-being of a society. The authors also outline a new political outlook in which a shift from self-interested consumerism to a friendlier, more sustainable society is paramount.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard G Wilkinson; Kate Pickett
ISBN: 9781608193417 1608193411
OCLC Number: 722899816
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain by Allen Lane, 2009.
Description: xxi, 374 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Material success, social failure. The end of an era --
Poverty or inequality? --
How inequality gets under the skin --
The costs of inequality. Community life and social relations --
Mental health and drug use --
Physical health and life expectancy --
Obesity: wider income gaps, wider waists --
Educational performance --
Teenage births: recycling deprivation --
Violence: gaining respect --
Imprisonment and punishment --
Social mobility: unequal opportunities --
A better society. Dysfunctional societies --
Our social inheritance --
Equality and sustainability --
Building the future.
Responsibility: Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett ; foreword by Robert B. Reich.

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This eye-opening UK bestseller shows how one single factor--the gap between its richest and poorest members--can determine the health and well-being of a society. The authors also outline a new political outlook in which a shift from self-interested consumerism to a friendlier, more sustainable society is paramount.

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