How Income Inequality Affects The Health Of The American Workforce

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Fusco (2015), interviewed a random sample of 336 women who were currently low income and receiving some welfare assistance. Of the 336 mothers interviewed, Forty-two percent reported a story of family welfare involvement (Fusco, 2015). The forty-two percent that had a childhood history of welfare involvement were more likely to have depression and anxiety than those who were not raised in a low-income family, who relied on some form of government assistance (Fusco, 2015). In the article, Squeezing Blood From a Stone: How Income Inequality Affects the Health of the American Workforce. The researchers presented the new role that the term poverty has brought within the United States, who submits that “poverty now has deleterious effects on…show more content…
Another study has shown workers who held positions where they lacked job control, and high demanding low reward positions were more likely to gain weight, and live in an unhealthy body weight, including unhealthy body mass index, and waist circumference. The researchers concluded that the effects of the adult workers have a tremendous impact on the children in the household and that addressing income gap could show an increase in the health of the low-income workers. In the article Does a Higher Income Have Positive Health Effects? Using the Earned Income Tax Credit to Explore the Income-Health Gradient. The researcher relied on using several reports and surveys to gather information. The researcher used self-reported health status and the functional limitations indicated on the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), as well as the self-reported health status shown on the March Current Population Survey (CPS), the researcher focused on the low-income population, with an income below 200 percent of the federal poverty line.The purpose of the research had been to further investigate the already shown existence of a positive relationship between income and morbidity. The researcher wanted to explore the relationship of increased health in higher-wage workers and wanted to see if the increase was due because of the ability to purchase more health inputs, or if higher wage workers were more
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