The role of childhood and adolescent health and development has been assessed as a potential explanation for later social class inequalities in health using longitudinal data from the 1958 cohort study.
In early adulthood, general health (as self-rated by respondents) and emotional health (as measured by the malaise inventory) were generally poorer in lower social classes.
Adjustment for a wide range of childhood health characteristics did not reduce class differences in health evident in early adulthood and were therefore considered to be relatively unimportant influences.
Some reduction in the class differences did occur, however, when allowance was made for ill-health in adolescence.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Santé, Etat sanitaire, Enfant, Inégalité, Classe sociale, Catégorie socioprofessionnelle, Adulte jeune
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Health, Health status, Child, Inequality, Social class, Socioeconomic category, Young adult
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0007943
Code Inist : 002B01. Création : 199406.