Poverty makes you sick – Αν αισθάνεσαι φτωχός αρρωσταίνεις πιο εύκολα

An old person is seen outside the Bank of Greece

When feeling poor makes you sick: Subjective poverty massively affects older people’s health

Being objectively low income leads to poor health and a shorter life. This much we already knew. But poverty can also be a matter of subjectively feeling poor. WZB economist Maja Adena and her colleague Michal Myck (DIW Berlin and the Center for Economic Analysis, CenEA, Szczecin) have substantiated how the subjective assessment of being poor affects the health of the 50+ age group. Continue reading