Inequalities? Social class differentials in health in British youth.

  title={Inequalities? Social class differentials in health in British youth.},
  author={Patrick B West},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={27 4},
In the British context, there is a widespread assumption that inequalities in health between social classes are a persistent feature of the life-course, an assumption appearing most plausible by reference to the more accessible published statistics on the issue. However, the age-bands typically employed are in fact so broad as to obscure important life-stages altogether. One such stage is youth which on the evidence of the major indicators of mortality, chronic illness and self-rated health is… CONTINUE READING

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