Morbidity and Irish Catholic descent in Britain. Relating health disadvantage to socio-economic position.

@article{Abbotts2001MorbidityAI,
  title={Morbidity and Irish Catholic descent in Britain. Relating health disadvantage to socio-economic position.},
  author={Joanne E Abbotts and Rory G A Williams and Graeme Ford},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={52 7},
  pages={999-1005}
}
In common with some other ethnic and religious minorities whose forebears migrated from their country of origin, Irish Catholics in Britain are less well off than the host population in terms of socio-economic position and health. Results are presented from a Scottish study, where Catholic religion of origin mainly indicates Irish ancestry, and it is estimated that about one-third of the population is of significant Irish descent. In this study, excess of physical and mental health problems and… CONTINUE READING

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