The paper examines class based differences in smoking behaviour in middle and later adolescence.
The analyses are based on questionnaire survey data drawn from a longitudinal study of adolescent socialisation, leisure and lifestyles in Scotland.
Perhaps surprisingly, the social class of the family is found to have little relationship to smoking in middle and later adolescence.
By contrast, marked variations in smoking are evident with respect to the current socio-economic position occupied by young people themselves in middle and later adolescence.
The connections between smoking, social class background, and current social class position are examined through a consideration of inter-generational occupational mobility, and once more a clear pattern of differences is found.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Adolescent, Homme, Epidémiologie, Classe sociale, Statut socioéconomique, Changement social, Etude longitudinale, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Adolescent, Human, Epidemiology, Social class, Socioeconomic status, Social change, Follow up study, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
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Cote : 94-0341823
Code Inist : 002B18C05C. Création : 199406.