Harding S, Brown J, Rosato M, Hattersley L. Socio-economic differentials in health: illustrations from the Office for National Statistics Longitudinal Study. Health Statistics Quarterly 1999; 1 (Spring 1999): 5-15.

Monitoring the health of the nation is central to the government’s initiative to reduce inequalities in health. Using the ONS Longitudinal Study, the latest findings on health inequalities at various stages of the life course are reported. Some of the areas covered in this study are: trends in class mortality and the influence of unemployment; the impact of social deprivation in childhood and young adulthood on health in later life; and the health of children born to Irish migrants in England and Wales.