First published in Great Britain by Allen Lane, 2009. Incluye referencias bibliográficas (p. 312-342) e índice CONTENIDO: Material success, social failure. The end of an era -- Poverty or inequality? -- How inequality gets under the skin -- The costs of inequality. Community life and social relations -- Mental health and drug use -- Physical health and life expectancy -- Obesity: wider income gaps, wider waists -- Educational performance -- Teenage births: recycling deprivation -- Violence: gaining respect -- Imprisonment and punishment -- Social mobility: unequal opportunities -- A better society. Dysfunctional societies -- Our social inheritance -- Equality and sustainability -- Building the future.