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The Resource The inner level : how more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve everyone's well-being, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

The inner level : how more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve everyone's well-being, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

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The inner level : how more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve everyone's well-being
Title
The inner level
Title remainder
how more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve everyone's well-being
Statement of responsibility
Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
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Language
eng
Summary
Why are people more relaxed and at ease with each other in some countries than others? Why do we worry so much about what others think of us and often feel social life is a stressful performance? Why is mental illness three times as common in the USA as in Germany? Why is the American dream more of a reality in Denmark than the USA? What makes child well-being so much worse in some countries than others? As The Inner Level demonstrates, the answer to all these is inequality. Wilkinson and Pickett describe how these responses to hierarchies evolved, and why the impacts of inequality on us are so severe. In doing so, they challenge the conception that humans are inescapably competitive and self-interested. They undermine, too, the idea that inequality is the product of "natural" differences in individual ability. This book draws together many of the most urgent problems facing societies today, but it is not just an index of our ills. It demonstrates that societies based on fundamental equalities, sharing and reciprocity generate much higher levels of well-being, and lays out the path towards them
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Wilkinson, Richard G
Dewey number
  • 305.5/13
  • 305.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Pickett, Kate
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  • Individualism
  • Individualism
  • Social mobility
  • Equality
  • Social stratification
  • Income distribution
Target audience
adult
Label
The inner level : how more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve everyone's well-being, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035433363
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 337 pages
Isbn
9780525561224
Lccn
2018040214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
305.513 W659 ; XX-N ; [A18BP110, #28, 4@$28.00, DLG/ ].
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1035433363
  • (OCoLC)1035433363
Label
The inner level : how more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve everyone's well-being, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035433363
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 337 pages
Isbn
9780525561224
Lccn
2018040214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
305.513 W659 ; XX-N ; [A18BP110, #28, 4@$28.00, DLG/ ].
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1035433363
  • (OCoLC)1035433363

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