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Wealth Determines Health: Socioeconomic Status and Life Expectancy in Washington, DC

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2015
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Socioeconomic status has profound impact on one’s health. A person is able to spend more on health and wellness when that person has more disposable income. Socioeconomic status therefore affects people’s biology over their lifetime, making them more or less susceptible to chronic illness. This rate of chronic illness within a population will obviously be related to the life expectancy of the community. Firstly, this thesis examines socioeconomic status in Washington, D.C., where there is wide inequality between people living only miles away. Secondly, this thesis correlates, among the eight wards in Washington, D.C., the different aspects of socioeconomic status to life expectancy. In an interdisciplinary manner, this thesis aims to analyze the disparity in life expectancy in Washington, D.C. and the significant factor that socioeconomic status plays in one’s biological destiny.
Title: Wealth Determines Health: Socioeconomic Status and Life Expectancy in Washington, DC.
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Name(s): Garafola, Jessica Rose
McGovern, Warren W.
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Date Created: Spring 2015
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 89 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Socioeconomic status has profound impact on one’s health. A person is able to spend more on health and wellness when that person has more disposable income. Socioeconomic status therefore affects people’s biology over their lifetime, making them more or less susceptible to chronic illness. This rate of chronic illness within a population will obviously be related to the life expectancy of the community. Firstly, this thesis examines socioeconomic status in Washington, D.C., where there is wide inequality between people living only miles away. Secondly, this thesis correlates, among the eight wards in Washington, D.C., the different aspects of socioeconomic status to life expectancy. In an interdisciplinary manner, this thesis aims to analyze the disparity in life expectancy in Washington, D.C. and the significant factor that socioeconomic status plays in one’s biological destiny.
Identifier: FA00003643 (IID)
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Thesis (B.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, 2016.
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