Socioeconomic Status: Influences, Disparities and Current Issues


Geoffrey Perkins (Editor)

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status
BISAC: SOC050000

This book provides research on the influences, disparities and current issues of socioeconomic status (SES). Chapter One discusses socio-economic status, inequality and academic achievement. Chapter Two reviews literature on socioeconomic variables that predict a child’s executive functioning and possible contextual and cognitive variables mediating this association. Chapter Three examines socioeconomic and racial disparities in child health and health outcomes. Chapter Four analyzes attitudes toward poverty and the government safety net programs in relationship to income and party affiliation, and investigates theories to better understand the polarized attitudes toward socioeconomic status, inequality and poverty in America. Chapter Five provides a review of three different studies which underpin the proposal of the benefits and pitfalls of high SES. Chapter Six reports the findings of two questionnaire surveys focusing on the effects of socioeconomic status and trait self-control on seeking relationships. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Socio-Economic Status, Inequality and Academic Achievement
Ming Ming Chiu (Educational Psychology and Research Methodology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA)

Chapter 2. Socioeconomic Status and Executive Functions in Children: Implications for a School-based Cognitive Intervention</p></a>
Vanessa Arán-Filippetti and María Cristina Richaud (Interdisciplinary Center of Mathematical and Experimental Psychology Research “Dr. Horacio J. A. Rimoldi” (CIIPME), National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina)

Chapter 3. Socioeconomic and Racial Disparities in Child Health Outcomes
Crystal N. Piper and Corliss Solomon (Department of Public Health Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA, and others)

Chapter 4. Attitudes toward Socioeconomic Status: Inequality, Poverty and the Welfare State in the United States
Carol Schmid (Professor of Sociology, Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, North Carolina, USA)

Chapter 5. Benefits and Pitfalls of High Socioeconomic Status Based on Three Findings in Japanese Samples
Ken’ichiro Nakashima and Sumin Lee (Hiroshima University, Japan)

Chapter 6. Who Seeks Relationships with Dark Triad Individuals and How? Focusing on Socioeconomic Status and Trait Self-Control
Yuri Tasaki, Ken’ichiro Nakashima and Mitsuhiro Ura (Hiroshima University, Japan, and others)

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