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Low socioeconomic status and mental disorders: A longitudinal study of selection and causation during young adulthood

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Miech, RA; Caspi, A; Moffitt, TE; Entner Wright, BR; Silva, PA
Published in: American Journal of Sociology
January 1, 1999

This article examines low socioeconomic staus (SES) as both a cause and a consequence of mental illnesses by investigating the mutual influence of mental disorders and educational attainment, a core element of SES. The analyses are based on a longitudinal panel design and focus on four disorders: anxiety, depression, antisocial disorder, and attention deficit disorder. The article shows that each disorder has a unique relationship with SES, highlighting the need for greater consideration of antisocial disorders in the status attainment process and for further theoretical development in the sociology of mental disorders to account for disorder-specific relations with SES.

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American Journal of Sociology

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0002-9602

Publication Date

January 1, 1999

Volume

104

Issue

4

Start / End Page

1096 / 1131

Related Subject Headings

  • Sociology
  • 4410 Sociology
  • 1608 Sociology
 

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Miech, R. A., Caspi, A., Moffitt, T. E., Entner Wright, B. R., & Silva, P. A. (1999). Low socioeconomic status and mental disorders: A longitudinal study of selection and causation during young adulthood. American Journal of Sociology, 104(4), 1096–1131. https://doi.org/10.1086/210137
Miech, R. A., A. Caspi, T. E. Moffitt, B. R. Entner Wright, and P. A. Silva. “Low socioeconomic status and mental disorders: A longitudinal study of selection and causation during young adulthood.” American Journal of Sociology 104, no. 4 (January 1, 1999): 1096–1131. https://doi.org/10.1086/210137.
Miech RA, Caspi A, Moffitt TE, Entner Wright BR, Silva PA. Low socioeconomic status and mental disorders: A longitudinal study of selection and causation during young adulthood. American Journal of Sociology. 1999 Jan 1;104(4):1096–131.
Miech, R. A., et al. “Low socioeconomic status and mental disorders: A longitudinal study of selection and causation during young adulthood.” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 104, no. 4, Jan. 1999, pp. 1096–131. Scopus, doi:10.1086/210137.
Miech RA, Caspi A, Moffitt TE, Entner Wright BR, Silva PA. Low socioeconomic status and mental disorders: A longitudinal study of selection and causation during young adulthood. American Journal of Sociology. 1999 Jan 1;104(4):1096–1131.
Journal cover image

Published In

American Journal of Sociology

DOI

ISSN

0002-9602

Publication Date

January 1, 1999

Volume

104

Issue

4

Start / End Page

1096 / 1131

Related Subject Headings

  • Sociology
  • 4410 Sociology
  • 1608 Sociology