Linking sequences of exposure to residential (dis)advantage, individual socioeconomic status, and health by Christina Kamis, Wei Xu, Amy Schultz, Kristen Malecki, and Michal Engelman (2024)

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Health & Place


Life course theories suggest that the relationship between residential (dis)advantage and health is best understood by examining the ordering and duration of cumulative exposures across the life course. This study employs sequence and cluster analysis on two decades of residential histories linked to the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin to define typologies of exposure to residential (dis)advantage and use these typologies to predict self-rated fair/poor health. Exposure to residential (dis)advantage is mostly stable across the adult life course and greater disadvantage predicts fair/poor health. Longitudinal exposures to residential (dis)advantage shape health independently of and in tandem with individual-level resources.