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Impact of Inequality: How to Make Sick Societies Healthier

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Comparing the United States with other market democracies and one state with another, this book offers irrefutable evidence that unequal societies create poor health, more social conflict, and more violence. Richard Wilkinson, a pioneering social scientist, addresses the growing feeling?so common in the United States?that modern societies, despite their material success, a ...more
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Published May 14th 2014 by Not Avail (first published 2004)
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Robert Hardware
Dec 24, 2013 Robert Hardware rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not at all a bad read. Written in an engaging style and with a substantial amount of research, it is eye opening, and certainly made me question how best we can tackle inequality. While I certainly don't agree with it all, I am glad that even the solutions that are suggested in his conclusion are not simply about greater government power to force through heavy handed policies which are often resented, but instead suggests ways in which we can encourage certain business practices and organisation ...more
MaryAnn
Inequality within our societies makes everyone unhappier, and not only that, it puts us at higher risk for disease too! who knew?
Read it for school, I enjoyed it, but sometimes Wilkinson would be a little...repetitive. And sometimes he would say things that made me a little cross, but I'm glad I read it. It broadened my horizons.
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Solid, thought-provoking read. Came in handy as a reference for class.
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Richard G. Wilkinson (Richard Gerald Wilkinson; born 1943) is a British researcher in social inequalities in health and the social determinants of health. He is Professor Emeritus of social epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, having retired in 2008. He is also Honorary Professor at University College London.

He is best known for his 2009 book (with Kate Pickett) The Spirit Level, in which
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