The way health varies with age is importantly stratified by socioeconomic status (SES) - specifically, education and income.
Prior theory and cross-sectional data suggest that among higher SES persons the onset of health problems is usually postponed until rather late in life, while health declines are prevalent in lower SES groups by middle age.
Thus, SES differences in health are small in early adulthood, but increase with age until relatively late in life, when they diminish due to selection or greater equalization of health risks and protections.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat sanitaire, Maladie, Age, Statut socioéconomique, Niveau étude, Structure sociale, Epidémiologie, Sénescence, Adulte, Homme, Vieillard
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health status, Disease, Age, Socioeconomic status, Study level, Social structure, Epidemiology, Senescence, Adult, Human, Elderly
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0695720
Code Inist : 002A26N06. Création : 09/06/1995.