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Educational inequalities in smoking over the life cycle: an analysis by cohort and gender


  • Damien Bricard


  • Florence Jusot
  • François Beck
  • Myriam Khlat
  • Stéphane Legleye


This analysis contributes to the description of the “smoking epidemic” and highlights adolescence and late adulthood as life cycle stages with greater inequalities. Copyright Swiss School of Public Health 2016

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Handle: RePEc:spr:ijphth:v:61:y:2016:i:1:p:101-109
DOI: 10.1007/s00038-015-0731-6

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  3. Fred C. Pampel & Damien Bricard & Myriam Khlat & Stéphane Legleye, 2017. "Life Course Changes in Smoking by Gender and Education: A Cohort Comparison Across France and the United States," Population Research and Policy Review, Springer;Southern Demographic Association (SDA), vol. 36(3), pages 309-330, June.
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