About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Women Who Earn Less Suffer from Depression Compared to Men

by Bidita Debnath on January 7, 2016 at 12:35 AM
Font : A-A+

 Women Who Earn Less Suffer from Depression Compared to Men

Research reveals that women who earn less than their male counterparts despite having equivalent education and work-experience are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety disorder as compared to men.

"Our results show that some of the gender disparities in depression and anxiety may be due to the effects of structural gender inequality in the workforce and beyond," said lead author Jonathan Platt from Columbia University in the US.

Advertisement


"The social processes that sort women into certain jobs, compensate them less than equivalent male counterparts, and create gender disparities in domestic labour have material and psychosocial consequences," Platt added.

The researchers found that among women whose income was lower than their male counterparts, the odds of major depression were nearly 2.5 times higher than men; but among women whose income equaled or exceeded their male counterparts, their odds of depression were no different than men.
Advertisement

Where women's incomes were lower than their male counterparts, their odds of anxiety disorder were more than four times higher. The findings are based on data from a 2001-2002 U.S. population-representative sample of 22,581 working adults ages 30-65.

The researchers referred to the norms, expectations, and opportunities surrounding the types of jobs women occupy and the way those jobs are valued and compensated relative to men.

"If women internalize these negative experiences as reflective of inferior merit, rather than the result of discrimination, they may be at increased risk for depression and anxiety disorders," Platt explained. The study was published online in the journal Social Science & Medicine.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Test Your Knowledge About Chromosomes?
Eating During Sunlight Hours Minimizes Mood Vulnerabilities
Know More About the Digestive System
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Adolescence Depression Depression Stress Relief Through Alternative Medicine Andropause / Male Menopause Pregnancy and Complications Bereavement Holistic Management for Depression Tourette Syndrome Dealing with Menopause symptoms through lifestyle changes Tired All The Time 

Most Popular on Medindia

Color Blindness Calculator Blood Donation - Recipients Drug - Food Interactions Post-Nasal Drip Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Drug Interaction Checker Diaphragmatic Hernia Accident and Trauma Care How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

Women Who Earn Less Suffer from Depression Compared to Men Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests