Seth J Prins

is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University. His two programs of research concern the collateral consequences of mass incarceration for mental illness and substance use, and how the division and structure of labor influence mood disorders.

Washington Post - The gender wage gap isn’t just unfair. It also ups the odds women get anxiety or depression.

Studies have long shown that women are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety than men. And attempts have long been made to explain it, citing everything from biological differences to the challenges women disproportionately face, such as balancing the additional child care and family responsibilities often expected of them with their own careers. But a new study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health points to another possible culprit: The gender wage gap, and the potential underlying discrimination and biases that may go with it.