26 June @ 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm
Professor Richard Wilkinson, the co-founder of The Equality Trust, focuses on the psychological effects of large income differences between rich and poor.
He explores how inequality undermines feelings of self-worth, damages social relationships, and contributes to the heavy burden of stress and mental illness in developed countries.
This talk is inspired by his and Kate Pickett’s new book, The Inner Level, which shows that inequality is not merely about economics and living standards but affects us all intimately, changing the nature of social life and reducing levels of confidence.
This new book describes some of the social and psychological processes which lead to the increased rates of health and social problems shown previously in Wilkinson and Pickett’s earlier book, The Spirit Level.