Heflin article on the effect of material hardship on health published
October 19, 2020
"Material Hardship, Perceived Stress, and Health in Early Adulthood," co-authored by Professor Colleen Heflin, was published in the Annals of Epidemiology. The authors found the adjusted odds of fair or poor health status, depression, sleep problems, and suicidal thoughts were higher among individuals with material hardship than counterparts without. A considerable proportion of the association between material hardship and health outcomes was attributable to perceived stress.