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The global financial crisis and psychological health in a sample of Australian older adults: A longitudinal study

Sargent-Cox, Kerry; Butterworth, Peter; Anstey, Kaarin


Economic stress and uncertainty is argued to increase older adults' vulnerability to physical health decline and mental distress. Nevertheless, there is a paucity of research that examines the relationship between a large historical economic event, such as the recent global financial crisis (GFC), and health outcomes for older adults. This study provides a unique opportunity to compare self-reported health status and psychological functioning (number of depression and anxiety symptoms) in 1973...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.06.063


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