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Social mobility over the lifecourse and self reported mental health at age 50: prospective cohort study
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    Gender difference in measures or in health effects?

    Dear Editor,

    For several decades, sociologists have debated how best to measure socio-economic status, noting that popular measures may not be equally appropriate for use with women and men. Occupation - the measure used for the Registrar General's classifcation - is particularly problematic where gender comparisons are involved. (See [1] for several examples). Gender discrepancies in the meanings of the SES measu...

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    Mental health in early life

    Dear Editor,

    Personally, I believe that downward socioeconomic trajectory may lead to poor mental health, which is suggested in the paper.[1]

    However, poor mental health at earlier age may positive associate with mental health problems in later life, and may also have negative effect on people’s employments. Therefore, poor mental health at earlier age may act as a confounder, which should be assessed and con...

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