Are you disadvantaged?
by Rfran4 on October 28, 2013 - 8:40pm
The better your status, the better your health. In many countries people have come to believe that socioeconomic status (SES) has been linked with a person’s health. This has been supported with data from the West Jutland Cohort Study which aims at SES affecting the emotional aspect of one’s life. Gallo and Matthew, sociologist who ran the study, hypothesized that a low SES status’s leads to stress, which increases negativity, therefore lessening one’s ability to deal with stress. In order to run this study they had 3,054 14-15 year olds in west Jutland answer a questionnaire. They identified their parents and linked them together. When the study was over they found that lower parental education and lower household income are linked with higher levels of perceived stress in Danish adolescent. Life events and coping are ways to help mediate the SES versus health relation.
A person’s work experience and family’s social and economic status does often have a great effect on one’s health. According to the article disadvantaged adult populations are likely to experience mental distress. This journal implied that if you live a low quality life it is likely that your health can be affected by emotional distress. Many people will be able to come to this conclusion in they have confidence in their reason. Usually when one is in such a situation they are often blind to the truth. The authors use their intellectual courage in this journal. They were able to be true to themselves in listing their strengths and limitations. They accepted what they have learned but know that there is more investigating to be done.