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The role of hardship in the association between socio-economic position and depression

Butterworth, P.; Olesen, S. C.; Leach, L. S.


OBJECTIVE: It is well established that socio-economic position is associated with depression. The experience of financial hardship, having to go without the essentials of daily living due to limited financial resources, may explain the effect. However, there are few studies examining the link between financial hardship and diagnosable depression at a population level. The current paper addresses this gap and also evaluates the moderating effect of age. METHOD: Data were from 8841 participants...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-04
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1177/0004867411433215


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