Committee on Socioeconomic Status and Office on Socioeconomic Status celebrate five years

In its first five years, the committee and office have remained committed to serving as a resource to psychology and the public in understanding SES and social class-related inequalities.

In the fall of 2006, the APA Council of Representatives approved the establishment of the Committee and Office on Socioeconomic Status. In 2007, the inaugural Committee on SES and its corresponding Office on SES commenced their work.

In its first five years, the committee and office have remained committed to serving as a resource to psychology and the public in understanding SES and social class related inequalities within the three vital areas of life — health, education and human welfare — all while promoting psychology's contribution to the understanding of SES in institutional and societal processes. Learn more about accomplishments of the Office and Committee on Socioeconomic Status on the committee's five-year anniversary page