Education, Social Status, and Health

 

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Education, Social Status, and Health


by Catherine E. Ross (Author)
by John Mirowsky (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9780202307060

 

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In examining why it is that people with higher socio-economic status have better health than lower-status individuals, Mirowsky and Ross draw on findings and ideas from many sciences, including demography, economics, social psychology and the health sciences.


In examining why it is that people with higher socio-economic status have better health than lower-status individuals, Mirowsky and Ross draw on findings and ideas from many sciences, including demography, economics, social psychology and the health sciences. They argue that education creates most of the association between higher social status and better health. People who are well educated feel in control of their lives, which encourages a healthy lifestyle. In addition, learned effectiveness, a practical end of the education, enables them to find work that is autonomous and creative, thereby promoting good health. The benefits of education to health are pervasive, cumulative and self-amplifying, growing across the life course. In this book, the authors' challenge received notions in medical sociology and public health, which extends the range of empirical data for social stratification.


 

ISBN 202307069
ISBN13 9780202307060
Publisher AldineTransaction
Format Hardback
Publication date 30/06/2003
Pages 242
Weight (grammes) 463
Published in United States
Height (mm) 230
Width (mm) 215

Education as learned effectiveness
the association between education and health
education, personal control, lifestyle and health
education, socioeconomic status and health
education, interpersonal relationships and health
age and cumulative advantage
specious views of education
conclusion - self-direction toward health. Appendix: data and measures.