Cohort description: the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS).

@article{Oreilly2012CohortDT,
  title={Cohort description: the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS).},
  author={D O'reilly and Michael Rosato and G. Catney and Fiona Johnston and M{\'a}ire Brolly},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={
          634-41
        }
}
Northern Ireland has traditionally been well served with cross-sectional studies, including episodic surveys of poverty and social exclusion, and of health and social well-being. However, such studies are of limited use in either analysis of life-course transitions or in the separation of cause and effect, both important goals of current research strategies where renewed interest in equity and social exclusion is stimulating research into the effects of disadvantage on individuals over time… CONTINUE READING
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