Study objective-To assess the influences related to social mobility, particularly health related behaviours, as one potential explanation for the social class variation in health among adults.
Design-The study is based on questionnaire data from the Adolescent Health and Lifestyle Surveys of 1985,1987, and 1989.
Setting-The whole of Finland.
Participants-A representative sample of 8355 adolescents.
The response rate was 79%. Measurement and main results-The relation between social mobility and health related behaviours among 16 and 18 year old young people was studied.
The measure of social mobility was based on a combination of the social class of origin and achieved social position measured by the present educational status, educational attainment, and labour market position.
Three mobility groups were constructed : the downwardly mobile, the upwardly mobile and the stable.
Health related behaviours in an upwardly or downwardly mobile group were compared with a stable group from the same social class of origin by calculating relative risks (RR).
RRs were assessed by calculating age and sex adjusted rate ratios approximating a Mantel-Haenszel estimate.
In logistic regression analyses the independent effects of the social class of origin and the achieved social position were investigated. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Finlande, Europe, Adulte jeune, Homme, Santé, Evaluation, Etude longitudinale, Evolution, Mobilité sociale, Classe sociale, Statut culturel, Statut professionnel, Attitude
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Finland, Europe, Young adult, Human, Health, Evaluation, Follow up study, Evolution, Social mobility, Social class, Cultural status, Professional status, Attitude
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0190615
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 16/11/1999.