Social and economic background and class inequalities in health among young adults.
This paper considers which socio-economic factors in childhood and early adulthood are most strongly associated with social class differences in health at age 23.
Longitudinal data from the 1958 (NCDS) cohort were used for this purpose.
By age 23 class gradients were evident for several health measures, including self-rated health, « malaise », psychological morbidity and height.
The contribution of earlier socio-economic background was established by assessing how far class differences in the health indicators were reduced by controlling for earlier circumstances.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Europe, Inégalité, Maladie, Mortalité, Adulte jeune, Etude longitudinale, Statut socioéconomique, Condition existence, Enfant, Analyse sociologique, Critère, Royaume Uni
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Europe, Inequality, Disease, Mortality, Young adult, Follow up study, Socioeconomic status, Existence condition, Child, Social analysis, Criterion, United Kingdom
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Code Inist : 002B30. Création : 199406.