The importance of childhood socio-economic group for adult health.
Socio-economic conditions in childhood and their effect on morbidity and mortality in adult life have been discussed frequently during the last 10 years or so.
At least two hypotheses have been discussed.
The hypothesis that perinatal and childhood conditions are directly and causally related to morbidity and mortality has been met by a critique, the essence of which is that the relationship could be an indirect one.
Those experiencing poor conditions early in life are more likely to experience poor conditions later in life and the association between perinatal and childhood factors and adult health is mediated by adult social factors.
Here, this alternative hypothesis is tested on a sample drawn from the Swedish population.
Mots-clés Pascal : Classe sociale, Statut socioéconomique, Enfant, Santé, Autoperception, Adulte, Morbidité, Mortalité, Mode de vie, Epidémiologie, Suède, Sexe, Enfance, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Social class, Socioeconomic status, Child, Health, Self perception, Adult, Morbidity, Mortality, Life habit, Epidemiology, Sweden, Sex, Human, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0477190
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199501.