Several studies have recently reported that social class differences in ill-health during adolescence are almost non-existent or invisible.
The aims of this comparative study of two different welfare states are first, to compare whether the relationship between social class and health is similar among young men and women at different age groups in these two welfare states ; second, to examine at what age social class differences in self-reported health and illness among young adults emerge in these two countries ; and third, to find out whether class of origin (i.e. parental social class) or class of destination (i.e. individual's achieved social class) have greater explanatory power in studies of health among young adults.
We used comparable nationally representative interview surveys from Britain and Finland.
The British data is derived from the General Household Survey for 1988 and 1989, and the Finnish data from the 1986 Level of Living Survey.
We analysed five year age groups between 16 and 39 years in Britain (N=16,626) and 15 and 39 years in Finland (N=5950).
Two health indicators (limiting long-standing illness and self-assessed health), and several indicators for social class were compared.
Mots-clés Pascal : Inégalité, Etat sanitaire, Classe sociale, Statut socioéconomique, Niveau étude, Sexe, Adolescent, Etude comparative, Epidémiologie, Royaume Uni, Finlande, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Inequality, Health status, Social class, Socioeconomic status, Education level, Sex, Adolescent, Comparative study, Epidemiology, United Kingdom, Finland, Human, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0379495
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 01/03/1996.