publication . Article . 2016

Inequality and adolescent cannabis use: A qualitative comparative analysis of the link at national level

Alex Stevens;
Open Access English
  • Published: 12 Feb 2016
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Online
  • Country: United Kingdom
Aim: This article explores the link between income inequality and adolescent cannabis use at the national level, in the context of other relevant social conditions, in developed countries. Methods and data: Fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis is applied to two data sets that contain information on the national prevalence of past year cannabis use among 15 and 16 year olds, taken from the ESPAD and HBSC surveys, with supplementary data from the MtF and ASSAD surveys for the USA and Australia (n?=?97 for the ESPAD and n?=?72 for the HBSC data set). The data sets also include data on national rates of income inequality (Gini coefficient), wealth (GDP per hea...
free text keywords: H1, Medicine (miscellaneous), Health(social science), Youth unemployment, Inequality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Cannabis, biology.organism_classification, biology, Developed country, Welfare, Gini coefficient, Economic inequality, Social psychology, Qualitative comparative analysis, Medicine, business.industry, business
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