Social Class

"The Serpent of Their Agonies": Exploitation As Structural Determinant of Mental Illness

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

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 …

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 …

Two Decades of Neo-Marxist Class Analysis and Health Inequalities: A Critical Reconstruction

Most population health researchers conceptualize social class as a set of attributes and material conditions of life of individuals. The empiricist tradition of 'class as an individual attribute' equates class to an 'observation', precluding the …