Home

It is no surprise to learn that the poor face greater stresses than the rich. The insight from this new study is that the greater the inequality, the greater the stress. Areas with high inequality also have low mobility. Social and economic mobility create opportunity and a greater possibility of a positive future. A less positive future creates worries and anxieties. So, the higher the inequality the higher the stress. Areas with low inequality also tend to have broader social networks where support is available because there are more people along the continuum of wealth, so each step is easier to take because each step is smaller.

(Click on the map for the link.)

“Stress, Worry, and Social Support” – Brookings

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s