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socioeconomic status

[sō′sē·ō·ik′ənom′ik]
Etymology: L, socius, companion, oeconomicus, methodical, status, state
the position of an individual on a social-economic scale that measures such factors as education, income, type of occupation, place of residence, and, in some populations, heritage and religion.

socioeconomic status

The standing of a person or group in a community or society based on education, occupation and income, which is often used as a benchmark for investigating health inequalities.

socioeconomic status

Abbreviation: SES
The relative position attained by an individual in a cultural and financial hierarchy. Differences in socioeconomic status are responsible for important disparities in the nutrition, housing, safety, and health of large groups of people. In general, the lower one's SES, the greater one's risk of malnutrition, heart disease, infectious diseases, and early mortality from all causes. Income, education, occupation, vocation, and wealth all contribute to SES.
See also: status
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This is why we propose to reconceptualize social status and to understand both the antehumous and posthumous status in terms of social influence, rather than in terms of roles.
Research with American samples has suggested, for example, that perceived individual social status is negatively associated with depressive symptoms (Goodman et al.
One way in which Clark gauges the social status of an ethnic group is to see how the proportion of doctors in the group compares to the proportion in the population as a whole.
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Social status may be defined as the place or position deemed appropriate for an individual by the society (Fichter, 1990, p.
Employees' social status has strong influences on employees' satisfaction and organisational performance.
Their findings indicated there was no such elite linked to social class in society and that taste in terms of art and culture is dictated instead by education and social status.
Seeing my current social status, which option would be a better investment?
But social status is dependent upon the socioeconomic factors of the society that sustains it.
10, respectively), whereas social status goals were negatively related to GPA (r = -.