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Connecting the Dots Between Mass Incarceration, Health Inequity, and Climate Change

Relational Social Class, Self-Rated Health, and Mortality in the United States

Criminogenic or Criminalized? Testing an Assumption for Expanding Criminogenic Risk Assessment

OBJECTIVES: Proponents of criminogenic risk assessment have called for its widespread expansion throughout the criminal justice system. Its success in predicting recidivism is taken as evidence that criminogenic risks tap into the causes of criminal …

Mental Illness, Drinking, and the Social Division and Structure of Labor in the United States: 2003-2015

BACKGROUND: We draw on a relational theoretical perspective to investigate how the social division and structure of labor are associated with serious and moderate mental illness and binge and heavy drinking. METHODS: The Panel Study of Income …

Joint Effects of Age, Period, and Cohort on Conduct Problems Among American Adolescents From 1991 Through 2015

Although arrest rates among juveniles have substantially decreased since the 1990s, US national trends in conduct problems are unknown. Population variation in conduct problems would imply changes in the social environment, which would include …

Immigration Policies and Mental Health Morbidity among Latinos: A State-Level Analysis

RATIONALE: Despite abundant state-level policy activity in the U.S. related to immigration, no research has examined the mental health impact of the overall policy climate for Latinos, taking into account both inclusionary and exclusionary …

Is the "Well-Defined Intervention Assumption" Politically Conservative?

Unequal Depression for Equal Work? How the Wage Gap Explains Gendered Disparities in Mood Disorders

Mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety, are more prevalent among women than men. This disparity may be partially due to the effects of structural gender discrimination in the work force, which acts to perpetuate gender differences in …

Weighing the Evidence for Harm from Long-Term Treatment with Antipsychotic Medications: A Systematic Review

Research findings supporting the use of antipsychotic medication for acute treatment of schizophrenia are relatively consistent and undisputed. However, the rationale for recommending long-term antipsychotic medication treatment-the current standard …

Anxious? Depressed? You Might Be Suffering from Capitalism: Contradictory Class Locations and the Prevalence of Depression and Anxiety in the USA

Despite a well-established social gradient for many mental disorders, there is evidence that individuals near the middle of the social hierarchy suffer higher rates of depression and anxiety than those at the top or bottom. Although prevailing …