Health and social problems are worse in more unequal countries
Economic inequality is bad not only for the poor but for everyone in society. Where inequality has flourished in order to drive up economic growth, the result has been worse outcomes for everyone. For example, more equal countries see higher levels of child wellbeing, trust, life expectancy and educational scores. More unequal countries see higher levels of problems such as mental illness, drug use, infant mortality, obesity, murder and imprisonment.