Impact of Inequality by Richard G. Wilkinson
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Impact of Inequality
By Richard G. Wilkinson

The Impact of Inequality

How to Make Sick Societies Healthier

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Impact of Inequality by Richard G. Wilkinson

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In this book, pioneering social epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson, shows how inequality affects social relations and well-being. In wealthy countries, health is not simply a matter of material circumstances and access to health care; it is also how your relationships and social standing make you feel about life. Using detailed evidence from rich market democracies, the book addresses people's experience of inequality and presents a radical theory of the psychosocial impact of class stratification. The book demonstrates how poor health, high rates of violence and low levels of social capital all reflect the stresses of inequality and explains the pervasive sense that, despite material success, our societies are sometimes social failures. What emerges is a new conception of what it means to say that we are social beings and of how the social structure penetrates our personal lives and relationships.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415372695
ISBN-10: 0415372690
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Unhealthy Societies by Richard G. Wilkinson Unhealthy Societies, Paperback (September 1996)

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Author Biography - Richard G. Wilkinson

Richard Wilkinson is Professor of Social Epidemiology, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham Medical School, and Visiting Professor at the International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology, University College London. He has been researching the social determinants of health and health inequalities for over 25 years and is the author of the bestselling Unhealthy Societies: The Afflictions of Inequality (Routledge, 1996).

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