|Titre :||Cannabis and social welfare assistance: a longitudinal study (2011)|
|Auteurs :||W. PEDERSEN|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Addiction (Vol.106, n°9, September 2011)|
|Article en page(s) :||1636-1643|
|Note générale :||
Commentary: Does cannabis cause poverty too? Moving beyond the malevolence paradigm. Reinarman C. & author's reply, p. 1644-1645.
|Discipline :||EPI (Epidémiologie / Epidemiology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASECANNABIS ; ETUDE LONGITUDINALE ; ADOLESCENT ; JEUNE ADULTE ; ALLOCATION ; PAUVRETE
AIMS: To investigate associations between cannabis use and subsequent receipt of social welfare assistance.
DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: The Young in Norway Longitudinal Study. A population-based Norwegian sample (n = 2606) was followed-up from adolescence to late 20s. Self-report data were merged with data from national registers.
MEASUREMENTS: Data were extracted on the use of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis and other illegal substances. Information was also retrieved on socio-demographic and family factors, academic achievement, conduct problems and mental health. National registers provided data on social welfare assistance, educational level and crime statistics.
FINDINGS: We observed prospective bivariate associations between increasing levels of cannabis use and subsequent social welfare assistance (P CONCLUSIONS: In Norway the use of cannabis is linked with subsequent receipt of social welfare assistance whether the consequences are related to use of the substance per se, or to cultural factors and the illegal status of the cannabis. Future research should attempt to understand the interactions of factors behind these associations.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||44|
|Affiliation :||Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway|