Why more equal societies do better – Prof Richard Wilkinson Presentation 10.07.2013

Professor Richard Wilkinson is co-author of “The Spirit Level – why more equal societies almost always do better” and a founder of The Equality Trust which works to reduce income inequality in order to improve the quality of life in the UK.

In his keynote speech at the “Sharing Best Practice in Europe: Active Inclusion summit” on 10th July in Birmingham,  Professor Wilkinson set out his evidence that shows that people in more equal societies live longer, have better mental health, better chances for a good education regardless of their background, that community life is stronger where the income gap is narrower and that when inequality is reduced people trust each other more, there is less violence and rates of imprisonment are lower.

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