"It makes little sense to expect individuals to behave differently from their peers; it is more appropriate to seek a general change in behavioural norms and in the circumstances which facilitate their adoption."
- Shyam Mittal
"The current social, occupational, and national inequalities in ‘standard of living’ will not be much influenced by education, for they reflect the way that societies are organized. We already know what is desirable..."
“… living in a poor locality, worse education, unsatisfying work or actual unemployment, and reduced social approval and self-esteem. In turn this constellation of deprivations leads to a wide range of unhealthy behaviours...”