Healthy , Wealthy , and Wise ? Socioeconomic Status and Morbidity / Mortality

  title={Healthy , Wealthy , and Wise ? Socioeconomic Status and Morbidity / Mortality},
  author={Michael D. Hurd and Angela Merrill and Daniel Mcfadden},
Differential morbidity and mortality by socio-economic status (SES) have been observed over a wide range of data and populations, with higher SES associated with lower morbidity and mortality. The association has been attributed to differential access to medical services, to the impact of disabilities and medical costs on savings, and to genetic and behavioral factors that influence economic productivity, tastes for accumulation, and exposure to health hazards. We examine these relationships in… CONTINUE READING
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