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Financial hardship, mastery and social support: Explaining poor mental health amongst the inadequately employed using data from the HILDA survey

Crowe, Laura; Butterworth, Peter; Leach, Liana


Objective: This study analysed data from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to examine the relationship between employment status and mental health, and the mediating effects of financial hardship, mastery and social support. In addition, the study sought to explore the effects of duration of unemployment on mental health. Methods: The primary analysis used three waves of data from the HILDA Survey with 4965 young adult respondents. Longitudinal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: SSM - Population Health
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2016.05.002
Access Rights: Open Access


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