Racial Differences in Physical and Mental Health

  title={Racial Differences in Physical and Mental Health},
  author={David R. Williams and Yan Yu and James S. Jackson and Norman B. Anderson},
  journal={Journal of Health Psychology},
  pages={335 - 351}
This article examines the extent to which racial differences in socio-economic status (SES), social class and acute and chronic indicators of perceived discrimination, as well as general measures of stress can account for black-white differences in self-reported measures of physical and mental health. The observed racial differences in health were markedly reduced when adjusted for education and especially income. However, both perceived discrimination and more traditional measures of stress… 

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