Social disadvantage, a collective term which may (among others) refer to low socioeconomic status (i.e. low educational level, low income, low job status) or non-native ethnicity, is a strong determinant of health. Socioeconomic status and ethnicity (the latter being strongly associated with socioeconomic status) are of particular interest in the context of the subject of this thesis, i.e. overweight.

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Keywords children, obesity, overweight, social inequality
Promotor J.P. Mackenbach (Johan)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor ZonMW
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van Rossem, L. (2011, January 12). Early Life Risk Factors in the Development of Social Inequalities in Preschool-Age Overweight: The Generation R Study. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from