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10:00 - 17:00 31 March 2010

Why are unequal societies socially dysfunctional? Darwinian insights


G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Richard Wilkinson
Kate Pickett
Martin Daly
Stephen Suomi

This events will explore how evolutionary psychology contributes to an understanding of persistent health inequalities in UK society. How do health inequalities relate to poverty? What matters more, relative income or social status? If social status matters, does greater inequality make it matter more? How does poverty contribute to teenage pregnancy and teenage male violence? In general, how does an evolutionary perspective help in answering questions that epidemiologists are asking concerning public health? An understanding of these issues might help develop policies to foster public health.


Floriana Bortolotti
+44 (0)207 679 1681 | iish@ucl.ac.uk


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