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dc.contributor.authorDourgnon, Paul
dc.contributor.authorGrignon, Michel
dc.contributor.authorJusot, Florence
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-26T10:03:51Z
dc.date.available2011-09-26T10:03:51Z
dc.date.issued2007-09
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/7007
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectSocial capitalen
dc.subjectFranceen
dc.subjectsocial health inequalitiesen
dc.subjectsense of controlen
dc.subjectrelative deprivationen
dc.subjectsocial supporten
dc.subject.ddc334en
dc.subject.classificationjelJ12en
dc.subject.classificationjelI10en
dc.titlePsychosocial resources and social health inequalities in France : Exploratory findings from a general population surveyen
dc.typeDocument de travail / Working paper
dc.contributor.editoruniversityotherDepartments of Economics and Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario;Canada
dc.description.abstractenWe study the psychosocial determinants of self-assessed health in order to explain social inequalities in health in France. We use a unique general population survey to assess the respective impact on self-assessed health status of subjective perceptions of social capital, social support, and sense of control, controlling for standard socio-demographic factors (SES, income, education, age and gender). The survey is unique in that it provides a variety of measures of self-perceived psychosocial resources (trust and civic engagement, social support, sense of control, and self-esteem). We find empirical support for the link between the subjective perception of psychosocial resources and health. Sense of control at work is the most important correlate of health status after income. Other important ones are civic engagement and social support. To a lesser extent, sense of being lower in the social hierarchy is associated with poorer health status. On the contrary, relative deprivation does not affect health in our survey. Since access to psychosocial resources is not equally distributed in the population, these findings suggest that psychosocial factors can partially explain of social inequalities in health in France.en
dc.publisher.nameIRDES
dc.publisher.cityParis
dc.identifier.citationpages29en
dc.relation.ispartofseriestitleDocument de travail - IRDESen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesnumber6en
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dc.subject.ddclabelEconomie socialeen


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