Socioeconomic status and health

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Abstract

This review highlights recent work on socioeconomic status and health.These studies include a wider range of measures of socioeconomic status and inequality than have previously existed in the literature. They examine psychologic, sociologic, and physiologic mechanisms by which socioeconomic status may affect health, and show increasing attention to race and sex in the socioeconomic status-health relationship. Curr Opin Psychiatry 11:649-653.

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