Inequality: The Enemy Between Us?

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Inequality: The Enemy Between Us?

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Description

Since before the French Revolution, many people have believed that inequality is divisive and socially corrosive. Now that we have data allowing us to compare inequality within countries, we find that this intuition is more true than we thought. Countries like the USA, with relatively large income gaps between rich and poor, suffer much more from a wide range of social ills.

Richard Wilkinson is Professor Emeritus at University of Nottingham and co-founder of The Equality Trust.

Publication Date

3-28-2013

Keywords

inequality, income gaps, social ills, divisiveness, poverty, affluence

Disciplines

Inequality and Stratification

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