Put in picture of Spirit Level.This is the most reliable league table I can find on that shows just how very different some affluent countries are from others.The Netherlands is the country of average inequality by this measure (or was). It is unusual in that is richest 1% receive less than in similar countries.In general the more equitable a country the more that people are concerned about inequality and suggest that child poverty is too high in their country.It may be more widespread lack of concern that allows inequalities to grow (Norway exemplifies concern, USA is the opposite).
Correlation between inequality and gap between the richest and poorest and many social ills: Life Expectancy, Maths and Literacy, Infant Mortality, Homicides, Imprisonment, Teenage Births, Trust, Obesity, Mental Illness, Social Mobility.
Gilly - Equality Trust / Chris - Equality West Midlands
Why better income equality brings better health final vs2 27 06 2012
Gilly Cooper and Chris Burgess Equality West Midlands
Slide courtesy of Danny Dorling, author of ‘Injustice’, ‘NoNonsense Guide to Equality’, et al.
United KingdomSlide courtesy of DannyDorling, author of‘Injustice’, ‘No NonsenseGuide to Equality’, et al.
Maps of Inheritance Tax vsAntidepressant use (Britain 2008)
More Valued orinequality Devalued? • More superiority and inferiority • More status competition and consumerism • More status insecurity • More worry about how we are seen and judged • More “social evaluation anxiety” (threats to self-esteem & social status, fear of negative judgements)