May 16, 2019 | Podcasts

How does economic inequality influence mental health?

In this episode, Jake speaks with Richard Wilkinson, co-author, along with Kate Pickett, of a new book titled “The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being”. This book examines how economic policy influences a myriad of health issues—such as the fact, for instance, that mental illness is three times as common in the United States as it is Germany. In the conversation, we dive into both the reasons why economic inequality manifests in these negative health outcomes, as well as how policy solutions can fix the problem.

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