Intragenerationale Mobilität und subjektive Gesundheit - Ergebnisse des Sozio-oekonomischen Panels (SOEP) von 1992-2012

Translated title of the contribution: Intragenerational Mobility and Subjective Health: Findings of the Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) 1992-2012

Sebastian Günther, Anja Knöchelmann, Irene Moor, Matthias Richter

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Abstract

Aim of the study International research suggests that mobility plays an important role in determining health in later life. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between intragenerational mobility and subjective health on the basis of data from Germany, taking different periods from 1992 to 2012 into account. Data and Methods Data is derived from the Socio-economic Panel (GSOEP), taking three time periods into account (1992-1995, 2000-2003 and 2008-2012). Intragenerational mobility was measured by comparing first occupational position and current job. Logistic regressions were used in order to analyze the relationship between health and mobility. Results Men and women who were downwardly mobile in unemployment or stable low reported the worst health. Up- and downwardly mobile people were located between the stable-up and stable-low groups. The relationship was not affected by origin (East/West Germany). Yet, upward mobility was more common in West Germany and downward mobility was more frequent in East Germany. In general, men and women showed similar patterns. The relationship between intragenerational mobility and health remained stable over time. Conclusion Occupational development showed a strong relationship with health in later life. Especially downward mobility into unemployment or staying in lower positions had strong influence on health. Socio-political measures should be taken to prevent a further divergence of health opportunities.

Translated title of the contributionIntragenerational Mobility and Subjective Health: Findings of the Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) 1992-2012
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)544-554
Number of pages11
JournalGesundheitswesen
Volume81
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

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