In Reply We appreciate the thoughtful question from Jarret et al regarding the items added to the Family Affluence Scale between the 1994 and 2014 cycles of the Health Behavior in School-aged Children study and whether these changes may have affected the association between early-life income inequality and bullying in adolescence.1 Although socioeconomic position (SEP) was statistically controlled in our analysis and not a focus of the article, we agree that changes in how it was measured make up a potential source of bias.
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Elgar FJ, Gariepy G, Dirks M. Early-Life Exposure to Income Inequality and Adolescent Bullying—Reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2019;173(12):1212–1213. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3974
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