IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/eee/socmed/v63y2006i11p2813-2824.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Socioeconomic position in childhood and in adulthood and functional limitations in midlife: Data from a nationally-representative survey of French men and women

Author

Listed:
  • Melchior, Maria
  • Lert, France
  • Martin, Magali
  • Ville, Isabelle

Abstract

Research shows that lifetime socioeconomic circumstances are associated with adult health. Yet most studies to date have focused on mortality and additional data on morbidity outcomes are needed. Additionally, most research in this area has been conducted in Northern European countries or in the United States, and less is known about the extent of socioeconomic inequalities in health in other industrialized countries with different health and labour market characteristics. In this study, we examined the relationship between the socioeconomic trajectory from childhood to adulthood and functional limitations in midlife in France. We used data from a nationally-representative sample of French men and women conducted in 2002-2003 (the Life History survey). Participants (n=4798) were 35-64 years of age at the time of the survey. standardized morbidity ratios (SMRs) associated with different lifelong trajectories were estimated using indirect age standardization. Overall, the socioeconomic trajectory from childhood to adulthood was associated with functional limitations in midlife in both men and women. The experience of lifelong socioeconomic disadvantage was associated with SMRs of 1.44, p

Suggested Citation

  • Melchior, Maria & Lert, France & Martin, Magali & Ville, Isabelle, 2006. "Socioeconomic position in childhood and in adulthood and functional limitations in midlife: Data from a nationally-representative survey of French men and women," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 63(11), pages 2813-2824, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:63:y:2006:i:11:p:2813-2824
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277-9536(06)00374-1
    Download Restriction: Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Artazcoz, L.Lucía & Borrell, Carme & Benach, Joan & Cortès, Imma & Rohlfs, Izabella, 2004. "Women, family demands and health: the importance of employment status and socio-economic position," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 59(2), pages 263-274, July.
    2. repec:cai:poeine:pope_503_0231 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Hart, Carole L. & Davey Smith, George & Blane, David, 1998. "Social mobility and 21Â year mortality in a cohort of Scottish men," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 47(8), pages 1121-1130, October.
    4. Guy Desplanques, 1984. "L'inégalité sociale devant la mort," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 162(1), pages 29-50.
    5. Hallqvist, Johan & Lynch, John & Bartley, Mel & Lang, Thierry & Blane, David, 2004. "Can we disentangle life course processes of accumulation, critical period and social mobility? An analysis of disadvantaged socio-economic positions and myocardial infarction in the Stockholm Heart Ep," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 58(8), pages 1555-1562, April.
    6. repec:aph:ajpbhl:10.2105/ajph.2004.048835_0 is not listed on IDEAS
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Florence Jusot & Sandy Tubeuf & Alain Trannoy, 2012. "Les différences d'état de santé en France : inégalités des chances ou reflet des comportements à risques ?," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 455(1), pages 37-51.
    2. Scodellaro, Claire & Khlat, Myriam & Jusot, Florence, 2012. "Intergenerational financial transfers and health in a national sample from France," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 75(7), pages 1296-1302.
    3. Sandy Tubeuf & Florence Jusot, 2011. "Social health inequalities among older Europeans: the contribution of social and family background," The European Journal of Health Economics, Springer;Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie (DGGÖ), vol. 12(1), pages 61-77, February.
    4. repec:dau:papers:123456789/7032 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. Khlat, Myriam & Jusot, Florence & Ville, Isabelle, 2009. "Social origins, early hardship and obesity: A strong association in women, but not in men?," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 68(9), pages 1692-1699, May.
    6. repec:dau:papers:123456789/11292 is not listed on IDEAS

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:63:y:2006:i:11:p:2813-2824. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dana Niculescu). General contact details of provider: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/315/description#description .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.