Reducing inequality

August 13, 2009

Inequality within our society has a major effect on our overall well-being.

Countries with high levels of economic inequality have been shown to have significantly lower literacy rates, worse mental health problems and a higher prison population. Recent research by Wilkinson and Pickett has identified New Zealand as the 6th most unequal developed country, where the wealth of the top 20% of the population is 7 times that of the wealth of the poorest 20%.

How can we narrow the economic differential within our society and make our communities places where all can flourish?

Click here to view the PDF of “MIND THE GAP” – Ferguson Lecture, August 2009

Please read Andrew Bradstock’s lecture and post your comments and ideas about working towards this goal.