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Childhood origins and adult destinations: The impact of childhood living conditions on coexisting disadvantages in adulthood
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS).
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, Vol. 25, no 2, 176-186 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The aim of this study was to analyse linkages between childhood living conditions and coexisting disadvantages in adulthood. Analyses were based on the Stockholm Birth Cohort, consisting of more than 14,000 individuals born in 1953, followed up until 2007. Based on education, labour market outcomes, economic poverty and health, four outcome profiles with varying levels of disadvantage were identified by means of latent class analysis. Coexisting disadvantages were present in approximately one-fifth of the individuals. Low educational attainment, social welfare recipiency and mental health problems simultaneously occurred in two of the profiles, suggesting that these dimensions are highly interconnected. Results from multinomial regression analysis showed that individuals who had experienced disadvantaged childhood conditions had particularly high risks of ending up in these two outcome profiles, with or without the presence of unemployment.

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2016. Vol. 25, no 2, 176-186 p.
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childhood, latent class analysis, life chances, living conditions, longitudinal, welfare problems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-118577DOI: 10.1111/ijsw.12178ISI: 000373606900007OAI: diva2:824630
Available from: 2015-06-22 Created: 2015-06-22 Last updated: 2016-05-09Bibliographically approved

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