Junko NISHIMURA (2008.6.31) Women’s Socioeconomic Status and Distress. Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (Boston, MA).
- Junko NISHIMURA
- Women’s Socioeconomic Status and Distress: Comparative Study between Japan and Korea
- Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (Boston, MA)
- This study investigates socioeconomic factors which relate women’s distress, and compare relating factors between Japan and Korea. / There are many observations of significant relationship between socioeconomic status and health in industrial societies. This study stands at comparative perspective of this relationship. It explores which aspects of socioeconomic status are related to women’s mental health, and if there are any differences in this relationship between Japan and Korea. / Women’s socioeconomic status are measured not only by husband’s or family socioeconomic status, but also women’s own status and combination of women’s and husbands’ status. From this perspective, 3 models concerning women’s socioeconomic status are examined, namely, independent model, status-borrowing model, and status-sharing model. / Data used in this study are NFRJ03 for Japanese women and KFS03 for Korean women. Both are large-scaled, nationally represented sample. Samples used in analysis were married women aged 28-60. / Series of results of Generalized Linier Model shows that 1) more socioeconomic factors were related to women’s distress in Korea than in Japan, 2) relationship between SES of husband, father/ mother and women’s distress is stronger in Korea than in Japan, 3) characteristics of factors which relate to women’s distress in Japan and Korea can be determined “Japan as income, Korea as education.”
Created: 2012-02-20. Updated: 2012-03-28.