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dc.contributor.authorFletcher, Ben
dc.identifier.citationFletcher , B 1988 , ' Occupation, marriage and disease-specific mortality concordance ' , Social Science and Medicine , vol. 27 , no. 6 , pp. 615-623 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 192687
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 91d40502-62fb-4e9d-bd53-7d2aec5354fa
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/3733
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 0023774423
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at: Copyright Elsevier Ltd. [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractMortality statistics for more than 500 different occupations were examined for all causes of death, neoplasms, circulatory diseases, respiratory diseases, and deaths from external causes. The paper shows that a married woman's life expectancy, and her cause of death, is reliably associated with the occupational mortality risk of her husband. It demonstrates that this is so when social class is controlled, when statistically contaminating ‘outliers’ are excluded, and when the correlation of any particular cause of death with other causes of death is partialled out. The findings suggest that specific occupational risks are transmitted between marital partners, perhaps through psychological mechanisms.en
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Science and Medicine
dc.titleOccupation, marriage and disease-specific mortality concordanceen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionApplied and Practice-based Research
dc.contributor.institutionBehaviour Change in Health and Business
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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