‘Socioeconomic status and risk for child psychopathology: exploring gene–environment interaction in the presence of gene–environment correlation using extended families in the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Birth Cohort Study’
Open Access paper from the JCPP
Low socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with increased risk for emotional and behavioural problems among children. Evidence from twin studies has shown that family SES moderates genetic and environmental influences on child mental health. However, it is also known that SES is itself under genetic influence and previous gene–environment interaction (G×E) studies have not incorporated the potential genetic overlap between child mental health and family SES into G×E analyses. We applied a novel approach using extended family data to investigate the moderation of aetiological influences on child emotional and behavioural problems by parental socioeconomic status in the presence of modelled gene–environment correlation.
Authors: Isabella Badini, Yasmin Ahmadzadeh, Daniel L. Wechsler, Torkild H. Lyngstad, Christopher Rayner, Espen M. Eilertsen, Helena M.S. Zavos, Eivind Ystrom, Tom A. McAdams
First published: 12 August 2023
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