Socioeconomic Status

Robert Bradley

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Socioeconomic status (SES) reflects the resources individuals have connected to family income, household wealth, parental education, and occupation. SES is associated with almost every aspect of individual well-being, beginning prior to birth and extending throughout the life course. SES affects development through a variety of mechanisms: biological, social, and material; and there is ongoing interplay between genetically influenced personal characteristics and socioeconomic conditions. Socioeconomic conditions present at the neighborhood and societal level also influence developmental course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Mental Health
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780123970459
ISBN (Print)9780123977533
StatePublished - 2016


  • Achievement
  • Adaptive behavior
  • Assets
  • Capital
  • Cumulative risk
  • Health gradient
  • Parenting
  • Poverty
  • Social class
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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