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2010 | 1(196) | 35-67

Article title

THE SPIRIT LEVEL CONCEPT: WONDERFUL REMEDY OR UTOPIAN THERAPY? (Koncepcja poziomicy - cudowne lekarstwo czy utopijna terapia?)

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Abstracts

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This article aims at verifying the findings by Richard G. Wilkinson and Kate E. Pickett (2009) which point to a strong correlation between the income gap and the escalation of social problems. Wilkinson and Pickett's thesis, described here as 'the Spirit Level concept', states that all kinds of social problems (ranging from drug abuse to lack of trust among people) are directly connected with the scale of social inequality in a given country. In this article the authors test this concept by analyzing the relation between the income gap in a particular country and four important problems: health condition, trust, social activity and cultural activity. They investigate this relation in European Union countries.

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Pages

35-67

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ARTICLE

Contributors

  • Tomasz Szlendak, Uniwersytet Mikolaja Kopernika w Toruniu, Instytut Socjologii, ul. Mickiewicza 121, 87-100 Torun, Poland

References

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Publication order reference

Identifiers

CEJSH db identifier
10PLAAAA077525

YADDA identifier

bwmeta1.element.88ff17b5-ea78-3901-843f-2a1d44d87b60
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