Does health-selective mobility account for socioeconomic differences in health? Evidence from England and Wales, 1971 to 1991.

@article{Bartley1997DoesHM,
  title={Does health-selective mobility account for socioeconomic differences in health? Evidence from England and Wales, 1971 to 1991.},
  author={Melanie Bartley and Ian Plewis},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  year={1997},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={
          376-86
        }
}
The paper uses data from a sample of 1 percent of the male population of England and Wales to examine the contribution of social mobility between the censuses of 1971 and 1981 to socioeconomic differences in health. Compared to others in their social class of origin, men who had been downwardly mobile were more likely, and the upwardly mobile were less likely, to report a limiting long-term illness. However, when compared to others in their classes of destination, those who moved down reported… CONTINUE READING

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