Reference : Pace of aging, family environment and cognitive skills in children and adolescents
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Special economic topics (health, labor, transportation…)
Pace of aging, family environment and cognitive skills in children and adolescents
Niccodemi, Gianmaria []
Menta, Giorgia mailto [Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research - LISER]
Turner, Jonathan mailto [Luxembourg Institute of Health - LIH]
d'Ambrosio, Conchita mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (DBCS) >]
SSM - Population Health
United Kingdom
[en] Age Acceleration ; Epigenetic Age ; DNA Methylation ; ALSPAC ; Social Class ; Social Environment
[en] Pace of aging is an epigenetic clock which captures the speed at which someone is biologically aging compared to the chronological-age peers. We here use data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) to investigate the interrelation between the study children’s parental social class at birth, and their pace of aging and cognitive skills measures in childhood and adolescence. We show that children from lower parental social classes display faster pace of aging and that the social class gradient in pace of aging is strongest in adolescence. About one third of this association can be explained by other socio-economic and demographic covariates, as well as life events. Similarly, study children’s pace of aging manifests a negative association with their measures of cognitive skills in late adolescence only. This association becomes stronger as the contemporary pace of aging of the mother becomes faster. Our results seem to identify adolescence as the period of life when pace of aging, family environment and cognitive skills measures begin to interact.
FnR ; FNR13650569 > Conchita D'ambrosio > ALAC > Age Acceleration And The Life Course > 01/09/2020 > 31/08/2023 > 2019

File(s) associated to this reference

Fulltext file(s):

Open access
SSMPH_published.pdfPublisher postprint1.71 MBView/Open

Bookmark and Share SFX Query

All documents in ORBilu are protected by a user license.