Title

Educational attainment and self-rated health status among single mothers in rural Alabama

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Psychological Reports

Publication Date

2013

Date Added

2022-06-03

Abstract

Using previous data from a random sample of 300 single mothers from rural Alabama, multiple regression analysis indicated that food insecurity and employment status had a modest effect on self-rated health status, while educational attainment and income had the greatest effect. These variables explained 29% of the variance in health status. Social and economic policies that affect educational attainment and income distribution may have important consequences for health status in these rural areas.

Disciplines

Public Health

Publisher

SAGE Publications Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA

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