Intelligence: is it the epidemiologists' elusive "fundamental cause" of social class inequalities in health?

@article{Gottfredson2004IntelligenceII,
  title={Intelligence: is it the epidemiologists' elusive "fundamental cause" of social class inequalities in health?},
  author={L. Gottfredson},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={86 1},
  pages={
          174-99
        }
}
  • L. Gottfredson
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
Virtually all indicators of physical health and mental competence favor persons of higher socioeconomic status (SES). Conventional theories in the social sciences assume that the material disadvantages of lower SES are primarily responsible for these inequalities, either directly or by inducing psychosocial harm. These theories cannot explain, however, why the relation between SES and health outcomes (knowledge, behavior, morbidity, and mortality) is not only remarkably general across time… Expand
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