Translating socioeconomic status between non-human primates and human studies in health research

King, R. and Paukner, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-3421-1864, 2020. Translating socioeconomic status between non-human primates and human studies in health research. Child Development Perspectives, 14 (4), pp. 229-235. ISSN 1750-8592

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We discuss theoretical considerations for the development of appropriate animal models of socioeconomic status (SES) to study its effect on health and development, with an emphasis on the literature on non-human primates. Existing evidence supports the proposition that early childhood adversity has long-term health implications. Experimental research on the effectiveness of social policy interventions provides the gold standard of evidence but is difficult to obtain using humans. Animal models may play a role in generating a mechanistic evidence base, but researchers need appropriate models of SES. Focusing specifically on the potential for translation between animal and human models, we define SES conceptually and outline its links to health. We then note demonstrated areas of equivalence and potential limits. We conclude with promising open questions for which answers would hold great utility.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Child Development Perspectives
Creators: King, R. and Paukner, A.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Date: December 2020
Volume: 14
Number: 4
ISSN: 1750-8592
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 10 Sep 2020 08:20
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2021 03:00

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