Positive reviews[ edit ] In a review for NatureMichael Sargent said that "In their new book, epidemiologists Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett extend this idea" of the harm caused by status differences "with a far-reaching analysis of the social consequences of income inequality. Using statistics from reputable independent sources, they compare indices of health and social development in 23 of the world's richest nations and in the individual US states. Their striking conclusion is that the societies that do best for their citizens are those with the narrowest income differentials—such as Japan and the Nordic countries and the US state of New Hampshire.
Groundbreaking analysis showing that greater economic equality-not greater wealth-is the mark of the most successful societies, and offering new ways to achieve it. The remarkable data the book lays out and the measures it uses are like a spirit level which we can hold up to compare different societies.
The differences revealed, even between rich market democracies, are striking. Almost every modern social and environmental problem-ill health, lack of community life, violence, drugs, obesity, mental illness, long working hours, big prison populations-is more likely to occur in a less equal society.
The book goes to the heart of the apparent contrast between material success and social failure in many modern national societies. The Spirit Level does not simply provide a diagnosis of our ills, but provides invaluable instruction in shifting the balance from self-interested consumerism to a friendlier, more collaborative society.
It shows a way out of the social and environmental problems which beset us, and opens up a major new approach to improving the real quality of life, not just for the poor but for everyone. It is, in its conclusion, an optimistic book, which should revitalize politics and provide a new way of thinking about how we organize human communities.The differences in teen birth rates between countries are striking.
In the USA the teenage birth rate is per women aged , more than ten times higher than Japan, which has a rate of The health consequences of moderate or severe oxygen deprivation before or during birth are well known.
However, new research by medical researchers at the University College Cork in Ireland finds that mild oxygen deprivation also may lead to long-term health problems. Teenage Births: Recycling Deprivation TEENAGE MOTHERHOOD BAD for the mother BAD for the baby BAD for the society Does all the bad things associated with teenage birth caused by the age of the mother?
What are the roots of the problem? A result of the cultural world in which teenage mothers give birth.
Contraceptive implants, injections associated with repeat abortions Teenage pregnancy, social deprivation, and previous live births or miscarriages at the time of an initial abortion are also.
Number of teen mothers falls by 8% in a year. Friday December 6 Page contents. had fallen % on the previous year and revealed huge differences in birth rates linked to deprivation.
The differences in teen birth rates between countries are striking. In the USA the teenage birth rate is per women aged , more than ten times higher than Japan, which has a rate of and life expectancy at birth for both males and females born in Rhondda Cynon Taff is around a year shorter than it is in Wales. Both the birth rate for women aged and the rate of underage conceptions in the area are higher. Groundbreaking analysis showing that greater economic equality-not greater wealth-is the mark of the most successful societies, and offering new ways to achieve it/5(28).
Interviewees in the media welcomed the overall reduction, highlighting it may be a sign of success for sustained sexual health and education efforts. Teenage Pregnancy in England CAYT Impact Study: Report No.
6 Claire Crawford Jonathan Cribb area deprivation is not entirely driven by the selection of girls into areas, and that living certain girls are at much greater risk of conceiving and giving birth as teenagers than others, the majority of girls that conceive do not share these.