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The spirit level : why greater equality makes societies stronger

Author: Richard G Wilkinson; Kate Pickett
Publisher: New York ; London : Bloomsbury, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updated [ed.]View all editions and formats
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It is common knowledge that, in rich societies, the poor have worse health and suffer more from almost every social problem. This book explains why inequality is the most serious problem societies face today.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard G Wilkinson; Kate Pickett
ISBN: 1608193411 9781608193417
OCLC Number: 857541199
Notes: Previous edition: London: Allen Lane, 2009; New York: Bloomsbury, 2010.
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.

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It is common knowledge that, in rich societies, the poor have worse health and suffer more from almost every social problem. This book explains why inequality is the most serious problem societies face today.

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