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Adolescent reserve capacity, socioeconomic status and school achievement as predictors of mortality in Finland - a longitudinal study

List of Authors: Acacio-Claro PJ, Koivusilta LK, Borja JR, Rimpelä AH
Publisher: Springer-Nature
Publication year: 2017
Journal: BMC Public Health
Volume number: 17
Issue number: 980
Number of pages: 11
ISSN: 1471-2458
eISSN: 1471-2458


Despite robust evidence on the inverse relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and mortality, deviations from expected results have been observed likely due to school achievement and psychosocial resources, termed as “reserve capacity.” Since adolescence is a critical period in developing sound psychological and behavioural patterns and adolescent markers of SES were seldom used, we determine if family SES in adolescence predicts later mortality. We also study how reserve capacity (perceived health, health-promoting behaviour and social support) and school achievement modify this relationship and reduce the negative effects of low SES.

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