This isn\’t in fact, a sensible idea.
How do we weaken the link between socioeconomic status and health? One option, according to sociologists, is to build social housing in affluent areas.
Because we have other sociologists insisting that it is relative socioeconomic status that matters. And it\’s relative, not to some global or even national standard, but to one\’s peer group. Now, it does depend upon which effect is greater, but there\’s the possibility that by building the social housing where such relative differences are in fact highlighted, we\’ll be increasing the gap in health outcomes.