Socio-economic position, occupational exposures, and gender: the relationship with locomotor disability in early old age

Adamson, J., Hunt, K. and Ebrahim, S. (2003) Socio-economic position, occupational exposures, and gender: the relationship with locomotor disability in early old age. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 57(6), pp. 453-455.

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Abstract

The direction and magnitude of sex differences in health vary according to the particular health condition and phase of the life cycle.1 In examining gender differences in health it is necessary to assess the contribution made by the particular characteristics of women and men, for example, wealth, health behaviours, and the distribution of labour both inside and outside of the home.2 Socioeconomic inequalities in disability are likely to result from lifetime exposures to both poor living conditions and adverse occupational exposures. However, it is not clear whether such factors would play similar parts for men and women given the degree of gender segregation in the workplace that persisted throughout the 20th century. Therefore, the aim of this analysis was to assess gender and class inequalities in locomotor disability making allowance for indicators of economic hardship and lifetime occupational exposures. The analysis concentrates on men and women in early old age, a comparatively neglected group in research on gender differences in health.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hunt, Professor Kathryn
Authors: Adamson, J., Hunt, K., and Ebrahim, S.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO Unit
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
ISSN:0143-005X

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