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Poor mental health influences risk and duration of unemployment: a prospective study

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


PURPOSE: The current paper aims to investigate the role of mental health in determining future employment status. Much of the previous longitudinal and prospective research has focused on how unemployment adversely influences mental health, while the reverse causal direction has received much less attention. METHODS: This study uses five waves of data from 5,846 respondents in the HILDA survey, a nationally representative household panel survey conducted annually since 2001. Prospective...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-06-17
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00127-011-0409-1


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