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  1. Fulltext. Social factors and health : the causation-selection issue revisited.

    Article - En anglais


    Since social scientists rarely have access to experimental data, they rely heavily upon observational studies.

    As a consequence, their attempts to make causal inferences about the effects of social factors-such as occupation or marital status-on health are plagued by potential selection problems.

    Some researchers have addressed this selection-causation problem on the basis of the presence or absence of a particular aggregate pattern of health status.

    The rationale underlying this approach derives from the investigators'hypotheses that the presence of selection would lead to a particular type of pattern that is distinct from the pattern that would result in the absence of selection.

    Although intuitively appealing, this strategy appears to be seriously flawed.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Epidémiologie, Statut socioéconomique, Statut conjugal, Homme, Méthode statistique, Sélection, Méthodologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Epidemiology, Socioeconomic status, Marital status, Human, Statistical method, Selection, Methodology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0592077

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.