Bad neighborhood negatively affects the health of its residents
Rusel Daniel and Carolyn Catron, researchers at Iowa State University, found that living in a bad neighborhood has a negative impact on people. The researchers analyzed the health and 800 facts of life of African-American families since 1997.
Turned out bad infrastructure of the area led to the fact that people do not create social bonds. Namely such relations are extremely important for mental health, writes The Times of India. A similar situation occurs if the crime rate is high.
As the survey, people living in these areas, the likelihood of getting diagnosed with "depression" in the next two years, has grown significantly. In addition, according to the survey, the cohesion of the claimed area by people as the most desired features of the new place of residence. Accordingly, the people of the poor areas, where social ties were broken, most wanted to move.
Scientists emphasize that these data relate not only to families with modest incomes. Only 20% of the families who participated in the study were below the poverty line. Among the respondents observed and families with incomes over $ 200,000.