The effects of socioeconomic incongruity in the neighbourhood on social support, self-esteem and mental health in England.

@article{Albor2014TheEO,
  title={The effects of socioeconomic incongruity in the neighbourhood on social support, self-esteem and mental health in England.},
  author={Christo B Albor and Eleonora Uphoff and Mai Stafford and Dimitris Ballas and Richard G Wilkinson and Kate E. Pickett},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={111},
  pages={1-9}
}
Analyses of neighbourhood socioeconomic characteristics and health indicators consistently show that health is worse in poorer neighbourhoods. However, some studies that examined neighbourhood effects separately for individuals of different socioeconomic position found that poor people may derive health benefits from living in poor neighbourhoods where they are socioeconomically congruous. This study investigates whether such patterns may be driven by psychosocial factors. The sample consisted… CONTINUE READING
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