Socioeconomic status and chronic stress. Does stress account for SES effects on health?

@article{Baum1999SocioeconomicSA,
  title={Socioeconomic status and chronic stress. Does stress account for SES effects on health?},
  author={Andrew S Baum and John P. Garofalo and Ann Marie Yali},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={896},
  pages={131-44}
}
Socioeconomic status (SES) is an important predictor of a range of health and illness outcomes. Research seeking to identify the extent to which this often-reported effect is due to protective benefits of higher SES or to toxic elements of lower social status has not yielded consistent or conclusive findings. A relatively novel hypothesis is that these effects are due to chronic stress that is associated with SES; lower SES is reliably associated with a number of important social and… CONTINUE READING

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