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Social comparisons, health and well-being

Clark, Andrew E. (2013) Social comparisons, health and well-being. Revue d'Épidémiologie et de Santé Publique, 61 (Supp.3). S184-S188. ISSN 0398-7620

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.respe.2013.04.003


Health and well-being are socially determined. One of the ways in which this comes about is via social comparisons with other individuals in the same personal, geographic or social networks, with the comparisons referring either to income or other aspects of economic and social life. The existence of such comparison effects with respect to income may help to explain the social gradient in health.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Published by Elsevier Masson SAS
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2014 15:23
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:44
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council

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