Social class and poverty
Mio, Jeffery Scott Department of Psychology and Sociology, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California.
- New conceptions of social class in the United States
- Wealth disparity in the United States
- Future inequity
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
It is interesting that psychological literature often does not include information on issues relating to social class and poverty. This is curious, especially given the large number of psychologists who have been interested in topics of social justice (including race, gender, and sexuality). Issues of class would seem to be a natural area of investigation by researchers interested in these social justice matters. For example, in looking at health disparities between ethnic minorities and the white (Caucasian) majority in the United States, many researchers have included class variables as largely explaining these differences. However, their respective attentions have remained on racial and ethnic differences instead of class differences. Poverty has been related to poorer health, decreased job security, and a host of other kinds of activities and conditions with negative consequences. Even if someone from poor circumstances were to become affluent later, an early exposure to toxins or malnutrition (as a result of poverty), for example, can have long-term negative physical and emotional effects.
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