Table 3 Indirect effects via socioeconomic indicators across cohorts

From: Socioeconomic pathways to inequalities in mental and functional health: a comparative study of three birth cohorts

  1928/37-cohort 1938/47-cohort 1948/57-cohort
Indirect from education to functional limitations
 Via never paid job −0.004 0.004 −0.006
 Via occupational level 0.002C −0.009 −0.034**A
 Via income −0.019**C −0.014**C − 0.001A,B
 Via occupational level and income −0.006* − 0.006 −0.007*
 Via income and never paid job 0.002 − 0.002 −0.001
 Sum of indirect effect −0.028 −0.027 − 0.048**
Indirect effect from education to Depressive symptoms
 Via never paid job −0.024 −0.060† − 0.017†
 Via occupational level 0.003 0.007 −0.026
 Via income −0.015† −0.011C − 0.001B
 Via occupational level and income −0.005† − 0.005 −0.009**
 Via income and never paid job −0.001 −0.002 − 0.001
 Sum of indirect effect −0.042* − 0.072** −0.055**
  1. All coefficients are controlled for age
  2. p < .10. *p < .05. **p < .01
  3. A different from 1928/37-cohort. B different from 1938/47-cohort. C different from 1948/57-cohort