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The Resource The broken ladder : how inequality affects the way we think, live and die, Keith Payne

The broken ladder : how inequality affects the way we think, live and die, Keith Payne

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The broken ladder : how inequality affects the way we think, live and die
Title
The broken ladder
Title remainder
how inequality affects the way we think, live and die
Statement of responsibility
Keith Payne
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Inequality is on a scale that has not been seen in our lifetimes, yet the disparity between rich and poor has ramifications that extend far beyond mere financial means. The Broken Ladder tells the story of inequality and its impact on everything from our thinking to our mood and our health. It affects how we make decisions, how our immune systems function and even how we view moral concepts like justice and fairness. Regardless of their average incomes, countries or states with greater levels of income and inequality have much higher rates of all the social maladies we associate with poverty: lower than average life expectancies, mental illness and crime. Using groundbreaking research in psychology and neuroscience, Keith Payne explores why women in poor societies often have more children, and why they have them at a younger age; why people's perception of their social status affects their political beliefs; how poverty raises stress levels as effectively as physical threats; how inequality in the workplace affects performance; and why unequal societies tend to become more religious
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Payne, Keith
Dewey number
305.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • Social stratification
  • Income distribution
Target audience
adult
Label
The broken ladder : how inequality affects the way we think, live and die, Keith Payne
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060406989
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
246 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781474601108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993444356
Label
The broken ladder : how inequality affects the way we think, live and die, Keith Payne
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060406989
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
246 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781474601108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)993444356

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