Inequality: Consequences for societies' social and political vitality (2017–2019)

Abstract:
Even though there is growing awareness that income inequality is harmful for outcomes other than health, the way that such inequality affects social behaviour and political attitudes remains poorly understood. Moving beyond a focus on the health and well-being costs of income inequality, the proposed research will reveal how economic inequality shapes dynamics between groups within societies, addressing the questions why, when and for whom inequality affects social behavior and political attitudes. By uncovering these novel consequences of inequality, the findings will help to broaden our understanding of growing economic inequality, showing the far-reaching and hidden costs for the social health of a society and its citizens.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Psychology
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Senior Lecturer
    School of Political Science and International Studies
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Senior Lecturer
    School of Psychology
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council