Measures of relative deprivation capture one’s perception of their financial situation compared to what they think it should be.
Williams JH, Auslander WF, Houston CA, et al. African American family structure: Are there differences in social, psychological, and economic well-being? Journal of Family Issues. 2000;21(7):838-857.
Are you able to afford a home suitable for yourself/your family?
Do you have enough money for the kind of food that you and your family should have?
Do you have enough money for the kind of medical care you and your family should have?
Voydanoff P, Donnelly BW, Fine MA. Economic distress, social integration, and family satisfaction. Journal of Family Issues. 1988; 9(4): 545-563.
Compared with American families in general, would you say your family income is:
- Far above average
- Above average
- Below average
- Far below average
Krause N. Exploring the buffering effects of church-based and secular social support on self-rated health in late health. Journal of Geronology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 2006;61(1):35-43.
How do you believe your financial situation is today as compared to other people your age?
- The same