Social determinants of health include poverty and education. Studies begun in 1967 are showing that rigid hierarchies allowing little control over one's life are also detrimental to your health. The lower you are in a hierarchy the higher your risk of heart disease. The topic was covered recently by Josh Davis (2014). Health and Hierarchy: How Cooperation, Stress, and Social Position Affect Length and Quality of Life. Grassroots Economic Organizing (GEO) Newsletter, LEARN MORE

Posted on September 11, 2014 .