Measuring Inequality

The Great Leveller

This documentary, called The Great Leveller, was made for the Channel 4 Equinox series and first screened in 1996 to coincide with the publication of Richard Wilkinson's book Unhealthy Societies: the afflictions of inequality (Routledge 1996). It shows the development of research and thinking at that date on health inequalities and the wider social determinants of health. 

 

Wealth Tracker 2015

The Equality Trust has today published its annual Wealth Tracker. It aims to make sense of the huge increase in wealth of the richest in society by providing comparisons with recognisable household items and bills. 

This year it finds that the richest 1,000 people have more wealth (£547 billion) than the poorest 40% of households (£452 billion). Last year they saw their wealth increase by a staggering £28.151 billion, the equivalent of £77 million a day, or £893 a second.

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