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Social class differences in mortality using the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification — too little, too soon: a reply to Chandola

Rose, D and Pevalin, DJ (2000) 'Social class differences in mortality using the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification — too little, too soon: a reply to Chandola.' Social Science & Medicine, 51 (7). pp. 1121-1127. ISSN 0277-9536

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Abstract

Chandola's (2000; Social Science and Medicine, 50(5), 641-649) claims that the UK National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SEC) is not significantly related to mortality are examined. It is shown that this result is likely to be an artefact of the data and methods he uses. Other findings and interpretations in his paper are also critically discussed. In the process, various theoretical, measurement and analysis issues relating to the use of classifications such as the NS-SEC in health research are reviewed. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: social class; NS-SEC; health inequalities; mortality; income; UK
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2014 15:12
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2022 22:00
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/8739

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