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Explaining the occupational structure of depressive symptoms: precarious work and social marginality across European countries

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dc.contributor.author Macmillan, Ross
dc.contributor.author Shanahan, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-21T11:43:59Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-21T11:43:59Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/11054
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The idea that socioeconomic differences are a “fundamental cause” of health and well-being is the basis for large volumes of research. However, one of the challenges in this area is that of linking socioeconomic positions to etiological mechanisms in theoretically informative ways. The situation is doubly challenging because the expression and meaning of socioeconomic positions and the mechanisms they activate change over time. Focusing on depression and applying mediation analysis to data from a large multinational sample from European countries, we find strong support for a three-stage model where occupational differences are largely mediated by exposure to precarious work, which itself is mediated by social marginality. The model is largely robust across welfare state regimes. Ultimately, the research extends fundamental cause perspectives by highlighting connections between “old” and “new” dimensions of socioeconomic status and the social and social psychological sequelae that connect them to psychological well-being. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Health and Social Behavior;00(0), pp.1-24
dc.subject fundamental causes en_US
dc.subject mental health en_US
dc.title Explaining the occupational structure of depressive symptoms: precarious work and social marginality across European countries en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/00221465211072309
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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