Men who slide down the social ladder during their lifetime take the blow much harder than women in the same position, a new study shows.
Women were twice as likely to be downwardly mobile but generally avoided the depression and poor psychological wellbeing that researchers found in men in the same position.
Men who experienced a downward social shift were four times more likely to experience depression than men who improved their social status, whereas there was no marked difference in mental health between women who had moved up or down the social ladder.
Dr Mark Pearce | alfa
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