A Social Rank Explanation of How Money Influences Health

  title={A Social Rank Explanation of How Money Influences Health},
  author={Anne E Kazak and Michael Daly and Christopher J Boyce and Alex M. Wood},
  booktitle={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
OBJECTIVE Financial resources are a potent determinant of health, yet it remains unclear why this is the case. We aimed to identify whether the frequently observed association between absolute levels of monetary resources and health may occur because money acts an indirect proxy for a person's social rank. METHOD To address this question we examined over 230,000 observations on 40,400 adults drawn from two representative national panel studies; the British Household Panel Survey and the… CONTINUE READING
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