Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Volume 75(1). pp A72.

A considerable literature of ethnic density studies links mental health to ethnic minority status in one’s neighbourhood. This design has also been applied to other types of identity, such as sexual minorities and Brexit identities, but surprisingly little attention has been paid to class-based identities. Bourdieu decomposes class into several distinct, but mutually reinforcing, forms of capital. Here, we examine whether a ‘class density’ association with mental health can be found for economic capital people’s material assets and cultural capital symbolic signifiers of class such as tastes and interests.