Socioeconomic status in early childhood and severe mental illness
An empirical investigation of all Danish men born in 1981
Study Paper No. 45
Written by: Jane Greve
Psychological disorders such as schizophrenia, affective disorders and personality disorders are associated with heavy financial and non-financial burdens and costs. This paper presents a study of the relationship between socioeconomic status in early childhood and the likelihood of developing schizophrenia, affective disorders and personality disorders. The study is based on a sample consisting of Danish men born in 1981, and controls for family-related factors as measured one year before the birth.
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