The Inner Level: how more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve wellbeing

Hosted by the International Inequalities Institute

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building


Professor Kate Pickett

Professor Kate Pickett

Professor Richard Wilkinson

Professor Richard Wilkinson


Professor Beverley Skeggs

Professor Beverley Skeggs

The speakers will focus on the psychological effects of inequality, on how larger income differences increase feelings of dominance and subordination, and the consequences for mental illness.

Kate Pickett @ProfKEPickett and Richard Wilkinson @ProfRGWilkinson are Professor and emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology at the University of York where she is University Champion of Equality and Social Justice.

Beverley Skeggs @bevskeggs is a feminist sociologist and the Academic Director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity based in the International Inequalities Institute.   

The International Inequalities Institute @LSEInequalities at LSE brings together experts from many LSE departments and centres to lead critical and cutting edge research to understand why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges.

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The Inner Level: how more equal societies reduce stress, restore sanity and improve wellbeing (pdf)

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