The emergence of health inequalities in early adulthood: evidence on timing and mechanisms from a West of Scotland cohort

BACKGROUND Evidence is inconsistent as to whether or not there are health inequalities in adolescence according to socio-economic position (SEP) and whether or when they emerge in early adulthood. Despite the large health inequalities literature, few studies have simultaneously compared the relative importance of 'health selection' versus 'social causation… CONTINUE READING