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Does education buffer the impact of disability on psychological distress?

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This paper investigates whether education buffers the impact of physical disability on psychological distress. It further investigates what makes education helpful, by examining whether cognitive ability and occupational class can explain the buffering effect on eduction. Two waves of the 1958 British National Child Development Study are used to test the hypothesis that the onset of a physical disability in early adulthood (age 23 to 33) has a smaller effect on psychological distress among hi...

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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Department:
Department of Sociology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Sociology
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Science & Medicine Journal website
Volume:
71
Issue:
2
Pages:
288-297
Publication date:
2010-07-05
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ISSN:
0277-9536
URN:
uuid:69d099b3-23b9-4ad1-985f-45ddd3234624
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ora:4426

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