Differences in perceived health status by occupational level

There is also a causal relationship between occupational level, perceived health status, level of education and age. Part of the health differences between people in lower and higher-level occupations disappear, if age and education level are taken into account. Yet, occupational level remains a separate factor. Higher educated people in lower jobs on average feel less healthy than higher educated people in higher-level positions. This effect is more manifest in the male than in the female population.