English title: Social comparisons, health and well-being

Author(s): Andrew E. Clark -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2013

Abstract

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.

Volume: 61

Issue: 3

From page no: 184

To page no: 188

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1016/J.RESPE.2013.04.003

Journal: Revue d'épidémiologie et de santé publique