publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Researching health inequalities in adolescents: The development of the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) Family Affluence Scale

Candace Currie; Michal Molcho; William Boyce; Bjørn Holstein; Torbjørn Torsheim; Matthias Richter;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2008
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
Socioeconomic inequalities in adolescent health have been little studied until recently, partly due to the lack of appropriate and agreed upon measures for this age group. The difficulties of measuring adolescent socioeconomic status (SES) are both conceptual and methodological. Conceptually, it is unclear whether parental SES should be used as a proxy, and if so, which aspect of SES is most relevant. Methodologically, parental SES information is difficult to obtain from adolescents resulting in high levels of missing data. These issues led to the development of a new measure, the Family Affluence Scale (FAS), in the context of an international study on adolesce...
Subjects
free text keywords: Health inequalities, Adolescents, Family affluence, Health behaviours, Health indicators, Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC), Comparative, Health Promotion, Social inequality, Health indicator, Adolescent health, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Socioeconomic status, Gerontology, business.industry, business, Social medicine, Population, education.field_of_study, education
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

Researching health inequalities in adolescents: The development of the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) Family Affluence Scale

Candace Currie; Michal Molcho; William Boyce; Bjørn Holstein; Torbjørn Torsheim; Matthias Richter;