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The differences in health between rich and poor in industrialized countries have increased over the past few decades, and Wilkinson (social epidemiology, U. of Nottingham, UK) uses the research on these differences to explore the effects of social and economic inequality on individuals and whole societies. Citing the 19th-century introduction of sewers and clean water supplies as a precedent, he says that identifying and correcting what it is about the social structure that does the damage will allow future generations a better life. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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About the Author
Richard Wilkinson is Professor of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School, and visiting professor and Associate Director of the International Centre for Health and Society at University College London. He is the author of Unhealthy Societies, Mind the Gap, and Poverty and Progress.