Financial Distress and Health

Şahin H., Erkal S.

IGI GLOBAL, Alabama, 2015

  • Publication Type: Book / Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publisher: IGI GLOBAL
  • City: Alabama
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes



The fundamental socio-economic effects of economic crises on societies are decreasing income, unemployment and hence, negative progress of living standards, increasing income inequality and poverty. According to the Commission on Social Determinants of Health Report of World Health Organization, crises adversely affect many social determinants of health and thus threat health in many aspects. An important part of overall psychological well-being is satisfaction with various aspects of life. One of those domains is one's financial situation. Financial distress has been described as judgments about and responses to one's financial condition. Financial distress is a subjective phenomenon. Two individuals with the same levels of income and economic resources may have different levels of perceived financial distress. Financial distress can result in or result from poor health, or both. The purpose of the study was to explore the relationships between financial distress and health.