Richard Wilkinson

Richard Wilkinson is a British social epidemiologist, author, and advocate for addressing social inequalities. He is known for his work on the social determinants of health and the effects of income inequality on societies.


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  1. 1. The Spirit Level

    This book presents a compelling argument that income inequality within a society leads to a wide range of social and health problems. The authors use a variety of statistical data from different countries to show that societies with more equal distribution of incomes have better health, fewer social problems such as violence, drug abuse, and mental illness, and are more cohesive than ones in which the gap between the rich and poor is greater. The book challenges the notion that societal problems are inevitable in modern, developed societies and offers a new way of understanding how we can improve the quality of life for all.

    The 9028th Greatest Book of All Time