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Power, politics, and social class
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    Employment relations are the basis for new UK official class measure

    Dear Editor

    Professor Muntaner's cricism of the neglect of power relations in research on health inequality is well timed. The 2001 Census of England and Wales has used as its social classification a new measure: the National Statistics Socio-economic classification (NS-SEC). This measure has an explicit theoretical basis in the relations and conditions of employment. It therefore distinguishes those who own pr...

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