Cumulative impact of sustained economic hardship on physical, cognitive, psychological, and social functioning.

@article{Lynch1997CumulativeIO,
  title={Cumulative impact of sustained economic hardship on physical, cognitive, psychological, and social functioning.},
  author={John W Lynch and George A. Kaplan and Sarah J. Shema},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={337 26},
  pages={
          1889-95
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although the relation between low income and poor health is well established, most previous research has measured income at only one time. METHODS We used income information collected in 1965, 1974, and 1983 from a representative sample of adults in Alameda County, California, to examine the cumulative effect of economic hardship (defined as a total household income of less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level) on participants who were alive in 1994. RESULTS Because of… CONTINUE READING
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