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Social relationships and health.
Recent scientific work has established both a theoretical basis and strong empirical evidence for a causal impact of social relationships on health. Prospective studies, which control for baseline… Expand
Structures and Processes of Social Support
This chapter reviews the recent literature on social support and health and its relation to preexisting research and theory in the areas of social networks and social integration. We identify crucial… Expand
The social stratification of aging and health.
- J. House, J. Lepkowski, A. Kinney, R. P. Mero, R. Kessler, A. Herzog
- Psychology, Medicine
- Journal of health and social behavior
- 1 September 1994
The way health varies with age is importantly stratified by socioeconomic status (SES)--specifically, education and income. Prior theory and cross-sectional data suggest that among higher SES persons… Expand
Income inequality and mortality: importance to health of individual income, psychosocial environment, or material conditions
Studies on the health effects of income inequality have generated great interest. The evidence on this association between countries is mixed,1–4 but income inequality and health have been linked… Expand
Socioeconomic factors, health behaviors, and mortality: results from a nationally representative prospective study of US adults.
CONTEXT A prominent hypothesis regarding social inequalities in mortality is that the elevated risk among the socioeconomically disadvantaged is largely due to the higher prevalence of health risk… Expand
The effect of social relationships on psychological well-being: Are men and women really so different?
We assess evidence for gender differences across a range of relationships and consider whether the form and quality of these relationships affect the psychological functioning of men and women… Expand
Volunteering and mortality among older adults: findings from a national sample.
- M. A. Musick, A. Herzog, J. House
- Medicine, Psychology
- The journals of gerontology. Series B…
- 1 May 1999
OBJECTIVES Although a number of authors have proposed that older volunteers should benefit in terms of better health and well-being, few researchers have examined the issue empirically to see whether… Expand
The association of social relationships and activities with mortality: prospective evidence from the Tecumseh Community Health Study.
The prospective association of social relationships and activities reported during a round of interviews and medical examinations in 1967-1969 with mortality over the succeeding nine to 12 years was… Expand