Social Comparisons: Effects on Mental Health

February 13, 2020 Articles 7:21 pm

As a society becomes more and more unequal, status anxiety increases across all income deciles, not just the poor. People tend to worry more about whether or not they appear as successful or as a failure, causing considerable stress around work and social situations. Regardless of an individual’s level of income, how income is distributed within a society has been seen to greatly influence its levels of depression.

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