Future uncertainty and socioeconomic inequalities in health: the Whitehall II study.

@article{Ferrie2003FutureUA,
  title={Future uncertainty and socioeconomic inequalities in health: the Whitehall II study.},
  author={Jane E. Ferrie and MartinJ. Shipley and Stephen A Stansfeld and George Davey Smith and Michael Marmot},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={
          637-46
        }
}
Over the past 20 years, socioeconomic inequalities in mortality have widened, while job security and financial security have decreased. This paper examines the Whitehall II study, a longitudinal study of white-collar British civil servants. In the Whitehall II cohort socioeconomic gradients in morbidity and cardiovascular risk factors at Phase 5 (1997-99) were generally steeper than at Phase 1 (1985-88). We examine the contribution of job and financial insecurity to these at Phase 5 in 6770… CONTINUE READING
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