Differences in the social conditions in which people are born, grow, live and work can lead to health disparities.
Socioeconomic status, occupation and economic mobility and the primary drivers of unequal health outcomes.
Remarkably, a high-income person in the U.S. was more likely to report financial barriers than a low-income person in nearly all the other countries surveyed: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K.
The wealthiest Seattle neighborhoods have 65% more tree canopy cover than the highest poverty neighborhoods.
Migrants tend to be young, and to work. They contribute to the economy and bring dynamism to the society, along with supporting existing retirees, reducing the burden on current workers.
There are simple and practical ways that can help everyone to enjoy good mental health.
Countries that prioritize the well-being of society in general have have fared better over the past year than more individualistic cultures.
A new University of Washington study links helpful behavior during the pandemic, such as donating medical supplies, to individuals’ feelings of connection to others
It’s not the caffeine, it’s the people
Many employees, mostly lower-wage and minority workers in essential jobs, are calling lawyers to complain about the waivers.
Middle-aged Americans have worse health than their English counterparts—and the difference in health between rich and poor is much larger in the U.S.
Socioeconomic and demographic variables, especially education, income, and race, were strongly associated with life expectancy, the study found.
Nationwide, more than 1.6 million older adults live in low-income housing, most in apartment buildings with shared spaces where the coronavirus might lurk.
The more strain on personal finances people experience, the less likely they will seek medical care.
Three-quarters say the “worst is yet to come.” Only 13% say “the worst is behind us.”