Social inequality

People differ in their socioeconomic status in terms of education, income and job status. Research shows that a low socioeconomic status compared to a high socioeconomic status has negative effects, for example on people’s health. In my research, I am currently looking at how a person’s socioeconomic status affects her internalization of recognition experiences (and self-respect in particular).

In addition, research also shows that the level of inequality within a society can also have negative effects on all members of society. For example, in countries with high inequality, compared to countries with lower inequality, mental illness and poorer health can be observed more frequently on average. Also in this context, I consider consequences of social inequality on recognition experiences and their internalization.

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Selected publications:

  • Martiny, S. E. & Renger, D. (2021). Konsequenzen √∂konomischer Ungleichheit: Zur Rolle von sozialer Anerkennung und ihrer Verinnerlichung. [Consequences of Economic Inequality: On the Role of Social Recognition and its Internalization] In P. Genkova (Hrsg.), Handbuch Globale Kompetenz: Grundlagen-Herausforderungen-Krisen. Springer Verlag.