The problems of relative deprivation: why some societies do better than others.

@article{Wilkinson2007ThePO,
  title={The problems of relative deprivation: why some societies do better than others.},
  author={Richard G Wilkinson and Kate E. Pickett},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={65 9},
  pages={1965-78}
}
In this paper, we present evidence which suggests that key processes of social status differentiation, affecting health and numerous other social outcomes, take place at the societal level. Understanding them seems likely to involve analyses and comparisons of whole societies. Using income inequality as an indicator and determinant of the scale of socioeconomic stratification in a society, we show that many problems associated with relative deprivation are more prevalent in more unequal… CONTINUE READING
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