English title: Why Does National Income Inequality Make Older People Ill?

Author(s): Christin-Melanie Vauclair -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2015


Income inequality refers to the extent to which income is distributed in an uneven manner. It is associated with poorer health in the population. Prejudice and discrimination against lower status groups is more common in countries with high levels of income inequality, and such discrimination is a stressor that adversely affects psychological, physiological, and physical health. Many developed countries also have an aging population. An increase in inequality and life expectancy may mean that older people become especially vulnerable to the effects of discrimination. This study tested whether the experience of age discrimination may explain why older …

Volume: 0

Issue: 0

From page no: 1

To page no: 2

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1093/GERONB/GBV102

Journal: The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences

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