Richard Wilkinson - Income Differences and Dysfunctional Societies

24 Jan 2017

Income Differences and Dysfunctional Societies

Tuesday 24th January 2017, 6:00 - 7:15pm
Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography

Richard will explain why societies with large income differences between rich and poor are dysfunctional societies.  He will also show how inequality damages our mental health and wellbeing and end by suggesting how we can move towards more equal and sustainable societies able to provide a better quality of life for all of us.

Richard Wilkinson is a researcher in social inequalities in health and the social determinants of health, and emeritus professor of social epidemiology at the University of Nottingham. He co-founded the Equality Trust in 2009 and co-authored, with Kate Pickett, The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better.