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The health of nations: why inequality is harmful to your health?
  1. Piroska Östlin
  1. Karolinska Institutet, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of International Health, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden

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    I Kawachi, B P Kennedy. (Pp 220; $25.95). New York: The New Press, 2002. ISBN 1-56584-582-X.

    It was only six years ago that Richard G Wilkinson published his path-breaking book Unhealthy societies. The afflictions of inequality, in which he argued that among developed countries it is not the richest societies that have the best health, but those that have the smallest income differences between rich and poor. Wilkinson’s pioneering ideas on the social …

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