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The income-Health gradient

The existence of a positive relationship between socioeconomic status and health has been well established; individuals who are better off financially tend to have better health and better health habits. However, until we more fully understand both the nature of this relationship and the mechanisms behind it, it may be difficult to devise policies that will substantially reduce disparities in health across groups. In this article, we review the existing evidence on the relationship between socioeconomic status and health.


Child Development & Well-Being, Children, Health, Social Determinants of Health