Health selection in the Whitehall II study, UK.

  title={Health selection in the Whitehall II study, UK.},
  author={Tarani Chandola and Melanie Bartley and Amanda Sacker and Crispin Jenkinson and Michael Marmot},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={56 10},
There has been considerable debate over the importance of the health selection hypothesis for explaining social gradients in health. Although studies have argued that it may not be an important explanation of social gradients in health, previous analyses have not estimated, simultaneously, the relative effect of health on changes in social position and of social position on changes in health (social causation). Cross-lagged longitudinal analyses using structural equation models enable the… CONTINUE READING

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