On being poor and feeling poor: low socioeconomic status and the moral self.

@article{Blacksher2002OnBP,
  title={On being poor and feeling poor: low socioeconomic status and the moral self.},
  author={Erika Blacksher},
  journal={Theoretical medicine and bioethics},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={455-70}
}
Persons of low socioeconomic status generally experience worse health and shorter lives than their better off counterparts. They also suffer a greater incidence of adverse psychosocial characteristics, such as low self-esteem, self-efficacy, and self-mastery and increased cynicism and hostility. These population data suggest another category of harm to persons: diminished moral agency. Chronic socioeconomic deprivation can create environments that undermine the development of self and… CONTINUE READING

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