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

By: Payne, Keith.
Publisher: New York. Random House 2017Description: x, 340 p.ISBN: 9781524756345.Subject(s): Equality--Psychological aspects | Social status | Social stratification | Income distribution | EqualityDDC classification: 305 Summary: An important and disturbing book to tell us how inequality is affecting Americans psychologically. . . . Payne, who grew up poor in Kentucky hill country, felt the injuries of class as a child. . . . As an adult, he is helping to create a new ‘science of inequality,’ by studying such subjects as the connection between social status and stress . . . and income inequality and life expectancy. . . . It is sobering stuff, and it should make us think about the hidden costs of growing income inequality—and about the messages society is sending to people about where they fit in. http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/318941/the-broken-ladder-by-keith-payne/9780525429814/
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An important and disturbing book to tell us how inequality is affecting Americans psychologically. . . . Payne, who grew up poor in Kentucky hill country, felt the injuries of class as a child. . . . As an adult, he is helping to create a new ‘science of inequality,’ by studying such subjects as the connection between social status and stress . . . and income inequality and life expectancy. . . . It is sobering stuff, and it should make us think about the hidden costs of growing income inequality—and about the messages society is sending to people about where they fit in.

http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/318941/the-broken-ladder-by-keith-payne/9780525429814/

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