Summary of How Economic Inequality Harms Societies

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Economic inequality within societies harms both the poor and the rich – the poor, a lot, and the rich, a bit.

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Public health expert Richard Wilkinson surveyed social and economic data from across the globe and discovered a startling pattern: Countries with the largest income inequality experience more severe social and health problems than nations with a narrow inequality gap. Wilkinson presents plentiful examples, hammering his message home. His provocative presentation identifies the root cause of society’s ills, which is the first step in eradicating these evils. getAbstract recommends his findings to social activists and social policy makers who strive for a fairer world.

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  • How social problems correlate with income disparities within societies
  • How socially healthier countries achieve a more equitable income distribution
 

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Mapping developed nations’ wealth against the life expectancy...
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Public health researcher Richard Wilkinson wrote The Spirit Level and co-founded The Equality Trust, a nonprofit that aims to reduce income inequality through education and public engagement.


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