Because more equal societies work better for everyone

The Inner Level

In The Spirit Level Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett put inequality at the centre of public debate by showing conclusively that less equal societies fare worse than more equal ones across everything from education to life expectancy. The Inner Level, to be published on the 7th June, explains how inequality affects us individually, how it alters how we think, feel and behave. It sets out the overwhelming evidence that material inequities have powerful psychological effects: when the gap between rich and poor increases, so does the tendency to define and value ourselves and others in terms of superiority and inferiority. A deep well of data and analysis is drawn upon to empirically show, for example, that low social status is associated with elevated levels of stress hormones, and how rates of anxiety and depression are intimately related to the inequality which makes that status paramount.

Please join us on June 19th for our first ever fundraising event to celebrate the publication of the book.

We will be providing resources, materials and running further events related to The Inner Level during 2018. Please email us if you would like more information.

The Inner Level by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett

Join Our Mailing List