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The Impact of Inequality: How to Make Sick Societies Healthier Paperback – Bargain Price, September 1, 2006

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'Richard Wilkinson’s pathbreaking work challenges everyone interested in socioeconomic conditions and health to rethink in a most constructive way. This new book – a wonderful work of synthesis – brings insight into how conditions of society impact on people’s daily lives to cause health and disease. Emphasising the links between equality, cooperation, and personal control, he shows how conditions of society have profound biological effects. It is a stimulating and exciting book.' –Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London

'Wilkinson’s work is a powerful and provocative piece of scholarship. The Impact of Inequality presents a challenge to us all to improve population health by tackling economic and social inequalities.'Lisa Berkman, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Harvard School of Public Health

'In the affluent world, countless millions of people are obsessed with what they can do to be healthy. Richard Wilkinson is rightly obsessed with what nations, communities, and employers can do to create a healthy social environment. In this brave and well-reasoned book, he combs through the health evidence for clues to the kinds of economic structures and human relationships that are best for us in every sense.'James Lardner, Senior Fellow at Demos, New York, and Director and founder of inequality.org

'This is a book that puts the numbers to a psychological truth: inequality is the real enemy.'The Guardian

‘Wilkinson’s book is an important blow against Blair’s claim that only poverty, not inequality, matters.’ – Socialist Review

'Richard Wilkinson's latest book tells us what we already know, and that is why we need it.' – Prospect, Issue 114, 2005-09-25

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About the Author

Richard Wilkinson is Professor of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School, and visiting professor and Associate Director of the International Centre for Health and Society at University College London. He is the author of Unhealthy Societies, Mind the Gap, and Poverty and Progress.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 355 pages
  • Publisher: New Press, The (September 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595581219
  • ASIN: B004L2KOBS
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,368,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 Senior Lecturer 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.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peter J. Lydon on April 2, 2013
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If you are troubled by the political impasse in the United States and the very imperfect functioning of our economic system, and if the questions that Tony Judt raised in "Ill Fares the Nation" resonate with you, you should read this book, which goes deeply into causes of what is ailing us, and also squarely and realistically raises potential remedies.
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25 of 46 people found the following review helpful By anon on February 9, 2005
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The best book I've read on what is wrong with U.S. exactly. Unfortunately I have no hope that we'll try to change the present situation and create a society that reflects the actual material prosperity of this nation instead of first world nation of third world conditions.
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8 of 38 people found the following review helpful By MJB on May 6, 2007
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and so glad I read it! However, it would be helpful to read the other side of the story...
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