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Childhood and adult socioeconomic status as predictors of mortality in Finland
Research has suggested that social-class differences in adult health may be at least partly determined by conditions earlier in life. In 2636 Finnish men, we assessed impact of childhood and adultExpand
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Social Functioning and Overall Mortality: Prospective Evidence from the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study
We studied the associations between 11 scales of social functioning and risk of death over an average follow-up time of 71 months in 42− to 60-year-old men in the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease RiskExpand
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The political economy of the welfare state
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Social factors in alexithymia.
Social characteristics of alexithymic individuals were examined in a population-based study of 2,682 middle-aged men from Eastern Finland. Alexithymia, referring to difficulties in identifying andExpand
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Association between plasma fibrinogen concentration and five socioeconomic indices in the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study.
The association between five socioeconomic indices (lifetime occupation, education, income, ownership of material possessions, and childhood socioeconomic status) and plasma fibrinogen levels wasExpand
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Assessing return on investment of defined-population disease management interventions.
BACKGROUND Strategies to reduce health expenditures through the improvement of health and quality of care are in high demand. A group of experts formed a nonpartisan, independent work group, underExpand
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The State and social welfare : the objectives of policy
Part 1 Issues and objectives, Thomas Wilson and Dorothy Wilson. Part 2 Questions of principle: Welfare philosophies and welfare finance, Alan Peacock. The welfare state - a public choiceExpand
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Stratified initial values and change scores.
A common question that is encountered in many studies is relating a change in a variable to the variable's initial value. It is well known that regressing the change on the initial value creates aExpand
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Social Justice and the Reform of Social Security
There have been massive increases over the years in expenditure on the public services loosely grouped together as the “welfare state”, but widespread dissatisfaction persists. This article is aExpand
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