Inequality as a disorder

Posted on September 21, 2018

In our society today where education, technology and healthcare are advancing, inequality rate is also on the rise. Death and disability rates influenced by social and economic inequality are also gradually increasing, hence concluding that social inequality is resulting in an alarming death rate.

Wealth is an aspect that strongly determines a family or individual’s economic stability and security level. Economic inequality is found to be associated with deduced equality level, trust and happiness. Countries with greater income inequality have worse health as compared to countries with lower income inequality. High income inequality is also linked to higher rate of mental diseases, assault and murder. In terms of the more common health issues, high income inequality is positively correlated with obesity rates, obesity-related death, teenage pregnancy and drug abuse. Other social issues it is linked to are racism and incarceration.

Higher wealth and income inequality result in gradual distrust between nations and within citizens in each country. It will then trigger issues of social and cultural differences, possibly leading to fights and riots later. Social and economic inequality are closely related to deaths, diseases and other types of harmful health and social effects and economic disadvantages. To keep chaos and bay at understand these social issues, inequality ought to be treated as a form of disorder.

Category(s):Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology, Mental Health in Asia

Source material from Psychology Today

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