Richard Wilkinson

Richard Wilkinson

Richard G Wilkinson is a British researcher in social inequalities in health and the social determinants of health. He is emeritus professor of public health at the University of Nottingham and co-author, with Kate Pickett, of The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better.

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We’ve known for a long time that inequality causes a wide range of health and social problems, including everything from reduced life expectancy and higher infant mortality to poor educational attainment, lower social mobility and increased levels of violence.(Photo: Flickr/mSeattle. CC BY 2.0.) Views
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
The Enemy Between Us: How Inequality Erodes our Mental Health
When people are asked what matters most for their happiness and wellbeing, they tend to talk about the importance of their relationships with family, friends and colleagues. It is their intimate world, their personal networks that mean the most to them, rather than material goods, income or wealth...
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Sunday, March 09, 2014
Why Society Is More Unequal Than Ever
A lot has happened in the five years since we published our book, The Spirit Level . New Labour were still perhaps too relaxed about people becoming "filthy rich".
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