The spirit level : why more equal societies almost always do better

Other titles
  • Spirit level why equality is better for everyone
  • The spirit level : why greater equality makes societies stronger.
Published
  • London : Allen Lane 2009
Physical description
xvii, 330 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
  • 9781846140396 (hbk.)
  • 1846140390 (hbk.)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience
  • MSc Sociological Approaches to Health
Contents
  • The end of an era -- Poverty or inequality? -- How inequality gets under the skin -- 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 -- Dysfunctional societies -- Our social inheritance -- Equality and sustainability -- Building the future.
Other names
Related item
  • http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017.12/366314
  • https://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/
Genre
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • 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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