Many people become obese because of their socioeconomic status, or SES. Someone's socioeconomic status is their rank in the society they live in. The SES depends on the following:
-the amount of money he has,
-how well educated he is,
-how much money he earns,
-how much he gets paid for his job,
-where he currently lives.
One author from Salem State College in Massachusetts says, "The poorer one's socioeconomic conditions are, the higher one's risk is for mental disability and psychiatric hospitalization." Other researchers say that families with a high SES usually have a greater chance of their children having a better education. Families with a low SES usually have a greater risk of their children having a poorer education. This usually happens because families with a high socioeconomic status have more access to first-rate books and other resources to help them learn more.