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Retirement and mental health: Analysis of the Australiannational survey of mental health and well-being

Butterworth, Peter; Olesen, Sarah; Villamil, Elena; Melzer, David; Rodgers, Bryan; Anstey, Kaarin


Nation-wide research on mental health problems amongst men and women during the transition from employment to retirement is limited. This study sought to explore the relationship between retirement and mental health across older adulthood, whilst considering age and known risk factors for mental disorders. Data were from the 1997 National Survey of Mental Health and Well-being, a cross-sectional survey of 10,641 Australian adults. The prevalence of depression and anxiety disorders was analysed...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.07.013


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