The Effect of Occupational Status on Health: Putting the Social in Socioeconomic Status
In a paper published in Heliyon, we used a nationally representative, longitudinal survey of law enforcement officers to show that perceptions of the affective meanings of occupational identities are related to health and wellbeing. Specifically, officers who report seeing their occupational identities as more good, powerful, and active also report better outcomes across 11 of the 13 indices of physical and mental health we tested.