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Mental health affects future employment as job loss affects mental health: findings from a longitudinal population study

Olesen, Sarah C; Butterworth, Peter; Leach, L. S.; Kelaher, Margaret; Pirkis, Jane


BACKGROUND: Workforce participation is a key feature of public mental health and social inclusion policies across the globe, and often a therapeutic goal in treatment settings. Understanding the reciprocal relationship between participation and mental health has been limited by inadequate research methods. This is the first study to simultaneously examine and contrast the relative effects of unemployment on mental health and mental health on employment status in a single general population...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-05-24
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-13-144


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