Socioeconomic status and psychiatric disorder: A Panel Study

Author

Lee, Rance Pui-leung

TitleSocioeconomic status and psychiatric disorder: A Panel Study
PublisherSocial Research Center, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Publication Date1971
Pages:17
Keywords:

Social psychiatry

Abstract/ Concluding Remarks:Using the method of “Differential in Cross-lagged Panel Correlations”, this paper attempts to evaluate the causal priority between socioeconomic status and mental illness on the basis of a secondary analysis of the panel data collected by the Stirling County Project from a sample of 132 non-institutionalized house-hold heads residing in twelve Canadian rural communities. It was found that socioeconomic status was more likely to have causal priority over mental illness, particularly among male adults. In other words, the “social causation” hypothesis may be more plausible than the “social drift” hypothesis.
NoteBibliography: leaves 16-17
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