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Social disadvantage and individual vulnerability: a longitudinal investigation of welfare receipt and mental health in Australia

Kiely, Kim M.; Butterworth, Peter


OBJECTIVE: To examine longitudinal associations between mental health and welfare receipt among working-age Australians. METHOD: We analysed 9 years of data from 11,701 respondents (49% men) from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. Mental health was assessed by the mental health subscale from the Short Form 36 questionnaire. Linear mixed models were used to examine the longitudinal associations between mental health and income support adjusting for the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-07
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 47.7 (2013): 654–666
DOI: 10.1177/0004867413484094


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