Comparative Civil Servants Study
The Whitehall II study is a cohort of 10,308 London-based civil servants set up in 1985 to investigate the importance of social class, psycho-social factors and life-style as determinants of disease.
and study design have been used to set up similar cohorts in Helsinki,
Finland and Toyama prefecture in Japan. Comparisons between these
three cohorts have primarily focused on differences between the three
countries in terms of the social gradient in health, as well as gender
differences in the social determinants of health.
- Associations of multiple socio-economic circumstances with physical functioning among Finnish and British employees. Laaksonen E, Martikainen P, Head J, Rahkonen O, Marmot MG, Lahelma E. Eur J Public Health. 2009 Jan;19(1):38-45.
- Associations of job strain and working overtime with adverse health behaviors and obesity: evidence from the Whitehall II Study, Helsinki Health Study, and the Japanese Civil Servants Study.Lallukka T, Lahelma E, Rahkonen O, Roos E, Laaksonen E, Martikainen P, Head J, Brunner E, Mosdol A, Marmot M, Sekine M, Nasermoaddeli A, Kagamimori S.Soc Sci Med. 2008 Apr;66(8):1681-98.
- Socioeconomic circumstances and common mental disorders among Finnish and British public sector employees: evidence from the Helsinki Health Study and the Whitehall II Study.Laaksonen E, Martikainen P, Lahelma E, Lallukka T, Rahkonen O, Head J, Marmot M. Int J Epidemiol. 2007 Aug;36(4):776-86.
- Socioeconomic inequalities in physical and mental functioning of Japanese civil servants: explanations from work and family characteristics. Sekine M, Chandola T, Martikainen P, Marmot M, Kagamimori S. Soc Sci Med. 2006 Jul;63(2):430-45.
- Work and family characteristics as determinants of socioeconomic and sex inequalities in sleep: The Japanese Civil Servants Study. Sekine M, Chandola T, Martikainen P, Marmot M, Kagamimori S. Sleep. 2006 Feb 1;29(2):206-16.
- Explaining social inequalities in health by sleep: the Japanese civil servants study. Sekine M, Chandola T, Martikainen P, McGeoghegan D, Marmot M, Kagamimori S. J Public Health. 2006 Mar;28(1):63-70.
- Association of sleep quality and free time leisure activities in Japanese and British civil servants.Nasermoaddeli A, Sekine M, Kumari M, Chandola T, Marmot M, Kagamimori S. J Occup Health. 2005 Sep;47(5):384-90.
- Does conflict between home and work explain the effect of multiple roles on mental health? A comparative study of Finland, Japan, and the UK. Chandola T, Martikainen P, Bartley M, Lahelma E, Marmot M, Michikazu S, Nasermoaddeli A, Kagamimori S. Int J Epidemiol. 2004 Aug;33(4):884-93.
- A comparison of socioeconomic differences in physical functioning and perceived health among male and female employees in Britain, Finland and Japan. Martikainen P, Lahelma E, Marmot M, Sekine M, Nishi N, Kagamimori S. Soc Sci Med. 2004 Sep;59(6):1287-95.
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