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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Social Sciences and Humanities D-index 64 Citations 37,669 125 World Ranking 435 National Ranking 77

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Law
  • Social science
  • Capitalism

His primary areas of study are Economic inequality, Demographic economics, Life expectancy, Income distribution and Social inequality. The various areas that he examines in his Economic inequality study include Personal income, Criminology and Population health. In his research on the topic of Demographic economics, Relative deprivation, Income inequality metrics and Standard of living is strongly related with Socioeconomic status.

He has included themes like Greeks, Development economics, Gerontology and Gross national product in his Life expectancy study. Richard G. Wilkinson studies Income distribution, namely Absolute income hypothesis. Richard G. Wilkinson focuses mostly in the field of Social inequality, narrowing it down to topics relating to Social stratification and, in certain cases, Social issues.

His most cited work include:

  • Unhealthy Societies: The Afflictions of Inequality (2507 citations)
  • The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better (1863 citations)
  • Social Determinants of Health: The Solid Facts (1689 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His main research concerns Economic inequality, Demographic economics, Income distribution, Demography and Social determinants of health. His work deals with themes such as Personal income, Social inequality, Poverty, Socioeconomics and Population health, which intersect with Economic inequality. As a member of one scientific family, he mostly works in the field of Demographic economics, focusing on Socioeconomic status and, on occasion, Health equity and Relative deprivation.

His Income distribution study incorporates themes from Developed country, Life expectancy and Social class. His studies in Demography integrate themes in fields like Compensation law of mortality, Ethnic group and Gerontology. His study focuses on the intersection of Social determinants of health and fields such as Social psychology with connections in the field of Social issues.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Economic inequality (21.88%)
  • Demographic economics (21.25%)
  • Income distribution (16.88%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2012-2021)?

  • Demographic economics (21.25%)
  • Economic inequality (21.88%)
  • Development economics (11.88%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Demographic economics, Economic inequality, Development economics, Mental illness and Well-being are his primary areas of study. Richard G. Wilkinson interconnects Generosity, Fundamental human needs, Global health, Per capita and Income distribution in the investigation of issues within Demographic economics. His research investigates the link between Income distribution and topics such as Population health that cross with problems in Social class.

His work carried out in the field of Economic inequality brings together such families of science as Social psychology and Social inequality. His Development economics research includes elements of Life expectancy, Sustainability and Economic democracy. He combines subjects such as Value, Gross domestic product, Gross national product and Social status with his study of Life expectancy.

Between 2012 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Income inequality and health: a causal review. (685 citations)
  • Development: Time to leave GDP behind (352 citations)
  • Modelling and measuring sustainable wellbeing in connection with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (208 citations)

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Best Publications

Unhealthy Societies: The Afflictions of Inequality

Richard G. Wilkinson.
(1996)

3896 Citations

Social Determinants of Health: The Solid Facts

Richard G. Wilkinson;M. G. Marmot.
(1998)

3864 Citations

The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better

Richard G. Wilkinson;Kate E. Pickett.
(2009)

3127 Citations

The spirit level : why equality is better for everyone

Richard G. Wilkinson;Kate E. Pickett.
(2010)

2369 Citations

Income inequality and population health: a review and explanation of the evidence.

Richard G Wilkinson;Kate E. Pickett.
Social Science & Medicine (2006)

2047 Citations

Income distribution and life expectancy.

R. G. Wilkinson.
BMJ (1992)

1555 Citations

The spirit level : why greater equality makes societies stronger

Richard G. Wilkinson;Kate E. Pickett;Robert B. Reich.
(2011)

1461 Citations

Income inequality and health: a causal review.

Kate E. Pickett;Richard G. Wilkinson.
Social Science & Medicine (2015)

1209 Citations

Socioeconomic determinants of health. Health inequalities: relative or absolute material standards?

Richard G Wilkinson.
BMJ (1997)

1134 Citations

The Impact of Inequality: How to Make Sick Societies Healthier

Richard G. Wilkinson.
(2005)

1015 Citations

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