The PATHWAYS projects address a set of substantive questions that involve the study of mediating effects underlying associations between biosocial processes and health related outcomes.
Project 1: To what extent does stress, social support and health related behaviour mediate the effect of fertility history and childhood circumstances on later life health?
Project 2: To what extent does marital history mediate the association between childhood and early life circumstances and health in mid life?
Project 3: Social disadvantage and infant mortality: effect modification by birthweight or selection bias?
Project 4: Is alcohol use causally related to fibrinogen levels? (smaller demonstration project)
New cross-investment working project: FROM BIRTH TO CHILDHOOD: investigating socio-economic differences in health trajectories via administrative data