Friday, October 13, 2017

David F. Ruccio — Socioeconomic position and health

Apparently, measuring the levels of two molecules—an individual’s C-reactive protein and fibrinogen (as in the charts above)—and matching them against their socioeconomic position starts to reveal the hidden mechanisms connecting social inequality and health. And the missing link turns out to be stress.
Debt is a major cause of stress, and a rent-based economy is based on debt. Poverty is another major cause of stress, as is financial and economic precariousness. As more people join the percariat, stress increases and health declines.

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David F. Ruccio | Professor of Economics, University of Notre Dame

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