Social class and schizophrenia in a Dutch cohort.

  title={Social class and schizophrenia in a Dutch cohort.},
  author={Durk Wiersma and Robert Giel and Angelina de Jong and Cees J. Slooff},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={13 1},
Recent data from a 2-year follow-up of functional non-affective psychosis, and particularly schizophrenia, favoured social selection rather than social causation theory. Data concerning the cohort were compared with inter- and intra-generational mobility in a random Dutch sample. The results indicate that the educational and occupational mobility of patients, relative to their fathers, was greater than expected. Although patients were better educated than the random sample, they fared less well… CONTINUE READING

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