The spirit level why greater equality makes societies stronger by Richard G. Wilkinson

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Published by Bloomsbury Press in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Equality,
  • Social mobility,
  • Quality of life,
  • Social policy

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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.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementRichard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.
ContributionsPickett, Kate.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHM821 .W55 2009, HM821 .W535 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 330 p. :
Number of Pages330
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24116374M
ISBN 101608190366
ISBN 109781608190362
LC Control Number2009030428

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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?/5(25). The authors of The Spirit Level, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, are epidemiologists by training, and hold senior university posts in both Britain and the USA.

Their book has been hailed as being hugely important. It investigates the incidence of health and social problems between different countries. The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone. Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. Published by: Allen Lane.

It is common knowledge that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem. Large inequalities of income are likewise often regarded as. The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone was published in Written by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson, the book highlights the "pernicious effects that inequality has on societies: eroding trust, increasing anxiety and illness, (and) encouraging excessive consumption".

The Spirit Level was the first book of poems Heaney published after winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in Reviewing this book in The New York Times Book Review, Richard Tillinghast noted that Heaney "has been and is here for good[His poems] will last.

Anyone who reads poetry has reason to rejoice at living in the age when Seamus Heaney is writing.". Book Review Wilkinson, R., & Pickett, K. The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better. London: Allen Lane. Stephanie Tuters Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada.

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In The Spirit Level, as ever with Seamus Heaney, personal memory and humble domestic objects -- a whitewash brush, a sofa, a swing -- are endowed with talismanic significance, and throughout the collection he addresses his growing concerns, which inevitably include the political situation in his native Northern Ireland, in a poetry that never ceases to be fluid, alert, and completely by:   In "The Spirit Level," Richard Wilkinson charts data that proves societies that are more equal are healthier, happier societies.

For decades, Richard Wilkinson has studied the social effects of income inequality and how social forces affect health. In The Spirit Level, a book coauthored with Kate Pickett, he lays out reams of statistical.

The book goes to the heart of the apparent contrast between material success and social failure in many modern national societies. The Spirit Level does not simply provide a diagnosis of our ills, but provides invaluable instruction in shifting the balance from self-interested consumerism to a friendlier, more collaborative society.

It shows a Brand: Bloomsbury Publishing. The first set of evidence presented in the book outlines how rich societies have gotten close to the end of what economic growth can do for its population.

As affluent societies have gotten richer, the rates of anxiety, depression and many other social problems rise with it. In The Spirit Level Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett put inequality at the center of public debate by showing conclusively that less equal societies fare worse than more equal ones across everything from education to life expectancy.

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