Ongoing efforts to unravel the causal issues involved in the correlation between socioeconomic status and mental illness suggest that the hypothesis of a recursive or interactive relationship may be the most tenable, at least with the psychoses. Implications of this research are explored, with particular attention paid to the mental health costs of economic policies, the principles with which states allocate mental health resources, and the use of this knowledge-base in service planning.
Hudson, Christopher G.
"The Social Class and Mental Illness Correlation: Implications of the Research for Policy and Practice,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 15
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol15/iss1/3