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October 14, 2019

Early-Life Exposure to Income Inequality and Adolescent Bullying—Reply

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  • 1Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 2Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 3Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
JAMA Pediatr. 2019;173(12):1212-1213. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3974

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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