The health effects of upward mobility

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 1:30pm

Health disparities by socioeconomic status (SES) have been extensively documented, but less is known about the physical health implications of achieving upward mobility. This talk will address the effects of upward mobility on health in youth, including the conditions under which mobility can come at a cost. The talk will also discuss several potential psychosocial explanations, and the behavioral and physiological pathways by which upward mobility may come to impact physical health.