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How financial hardship is associated with the onset of mental health problems over time

Kiely, Kim M.; Leach, L. S.; Olesen, Sarah C.; Butterworth, Peter


Poor mental health has been consistently linked with the experience of financial hardship and poverty. However, the temporal association between these factors must be clarified before hardship alleviation can be considered as an effective mental health promotion and prevention strategy. We examined whether the longitudinal associations between financial hardship and mental health problems are best explained by an individual's current or prior experience of hardship, or their underlying...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02-17
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00127-015-1027-0


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