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This textbook gives a clear and thought-provoking introduction to the critical issues related to health, illness and disability in clinical and health psychology. Challenging some of the preconceptions of ill-health of the biomedical approach, the book explores how health and illness is often shaped by factors such as culture, poverty, gender and sexuality, and examines how these influences impact on the experience and treatment of physical and mental illness as well as disability. Students are introduced to literature from disciplines other than psychology to provide multiple perspectives on these complex issues.
Chapter 5: Socio-Economic Status
Almost half of the world's population live on less than US$2 a day (Marks, 2004). The disparity in people's income and standard of living across the globe is astonishing. Have a look at the website http://www.globalrichlist.com/ for a rough estimate of where you fall in the world in terms of ...