Social inequality in health-the role of the healthy worker effect.
Current occupational status is frequently used as an indicator of position in the socioeconomic structure in analyses of health inequalities.
People outside the work-force are thereby ignored.
One may hypothesize that due to a « healthy worker effect » economicalIy active people are a positively selected health group and that health-related exits from the labour marked are concentrated among low socioeconomic groups.
One may therefore expect that this system of classification will show artificially small differences in health between socioeconomic groups.
Analyses of material from a nation-wide representative survey and a complete set of mortality statistics confirm these expectations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Statut socioéconomique, Méthodologie, Classe sociale, Catégorie socioprofessionnelle, Indicateur, Inégalité, Santé, Homme, Chomage, Norvège, Europe, Etat sanitaire, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Socioeconomic status, Methodology, Social class, Socioeconomic category, Indicator, Inequality, Health, Human, Unemployment, Norway, Europe, Health status, Epidemiology
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.