Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

INDIVIDUAL AND AREAL SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS IN HEALTH: COMPARING THE UNITED STATES AND POLAND

MAGDALENA SZAFLARSKI and P. NEAL RITCHEY
International Review of Modern Sociology
Vol. 31, No. 1 (Spring 2005), pp. 33-55
Published by: International Journals
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41421200
Page Count: 23
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
INDIVIDUAL AND AREAL SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS IN HEALTH: COMPARING THE UNITED STATES AND POLAND
Preview not available

Abstract

This study examines the effects of socioeconomic status (SES) on selfreported health in the United States and Poland. General social survey data (n = 16,883) are matched with county/province-level data and analyzed using hierarchical linear modeling (HLM). The results confirm poorer health among Poles than Americans, beneficial effects of education and income on health in both countries, and a larger effect of education on health in the United States than in Poland. Unexpectedly, the effect of family income on health is larger in Poland than in the United States, and unemployed status is associated with poorer health only in the United States. We conclude that the SES effects on health are in part countryspecific, and discuss possible social and cultural explanations.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[33]
    [33]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
34
    34
  • Thumbnail: Page 
35
    35
  • Thumbnail: Page 
36
    36
  • Thumbnail: Page 
37
    37
  • Thumbnail: Page 
38
    38
  • Thumbnail: Page 
39
    39
  • Thumbnail: Page 
40
    40
  • Thumbnail: Page 
41
    41
  • Thumbnail: Page 
42
    42
  • Thumbnail: Page 
43
    43
  • Thumbnail: Page 
44
    44
  • Thumbnail: Page 
45
    45
  • Thumbnail: Page 
46
    46
  • Thumbnail: Page 
47
    47
  • Thumbnail: Page 
48
    48
  • Thumbnail: Page 
49
    49
  • Thumbnail: Page 
50
    50
  • Thumbnail: Page 
51
    51
  • Thumbnail: Page 
52
    52
  • Thumbnail: Page 
53
    53
  • Thumbnail: Page 
54
    54
  • Thumbnail: Page 
55
    55