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The Spirit Level

Why Equality is Better for Everyone
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400 Seiten
Englisch
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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? The answer: inequality. This book provides hard evidence to show: how almost everything - from life expectancy to mental illness, violence to illiteracy - is affected not by how wealthy a society is, but how equal it is.
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ZusammenfassungWhy do we mistrust people more in the UK than in Japan? Why do Americans have higher rates of teenage pregnancy than the French? The answer: inequality. This book provides hard evidence to show: how almost everything - from life expectancy to mental illness, violence to illiteracy - is affected not by how wealthy a society is, but how equal it is.
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ISBN978-0-241-95429-4
ProduktartBuch
Einbandart / SetinhaltKartoniert, Paperback
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Erscheinungsjahr2010
AuflageNew ed.
Seiten400 Seiten
SpracheEnglisch
Artikel-Nr.12234964
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Richard Wilkinson has played a formative role in international research and his work has been published in 10 languages. He studied economic history at the London School of Economics before training in epidemiology and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Nottingham Medical School and Honorary Professor at University College London.
Kate Pickett is a Professor of Epidemiology at the University of York and a National Institute for Health Research Career Scientist. She studied physical anthropology at Cambridge, nutritional sciences at Cornell and epidemiology at Berkeley before spending four years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago. Her work, with Richard Wilkinson, on The Spirit Level was shortlisted for Research Project of the Year 2009 by the Times Higher Education Supplement, and their book was chosen as one of the Top Ten Books of the Decade, by the New Statesman.

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