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Social mobility and health in European countries: Does welfare regime type matter?

Campos-Matos, Inês ; Kawachi, Ichiro

Social Science & Medicine, October 2015, Vol.142, pp.241-248 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Social mobility and health in European countries: Does welfare regime type matter?
  • Autor: Campos-Matos, Inês ; Kawachi, Ichiro
  • Assuntos: Europe ; Welfare Regimes ; Social Mobility ; Self-Rated Health ; Medicine ; Social Sciences (General) ; Public Health
  • É parte de: Social Science & Medicine, October 2015, Vol.142, pp.241-248
  • Descrição: Health inequalities pose an important public health challenge in European countries, for which increased social mobility has been suggested as a cause. We sought to describe how the relationship between health inequalities and social mobility varies among welfare regime types in the European region. Data from six rounds of the European Social Survey was analyzed using multilevel statistical techniques, stratified by welfare regime type, including 237,535 individuals from 136 countries. Social mobility among individuals was defined according to the discrepancy between parental and offspring educational attainment. For each welfare regime type, the association between social mobility and self-rated health was examined using odds ratios and risk differences, controlling for parental education. Upwardly mobile individuals had between 23 and 44% lower odds of reporting bad or very bad self-rated health when compared to those who remained stable. On an absolute scale, former USSR countries...
  • Idioma: Inglês

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