The spirit level : why equality is better for everyone /
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First published in Great Britain by Allen Lane, 2009.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-297) and index.
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.
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.