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Unemployment and Mental Health: Some Evidence from Panel Data
Abstract: In this paper the effects of unemployment on mental health
are analysed. A simple model where both the occurrence of and duration of
unemployment are allowed to affect mental health is specified. Panel data
are used to control for "fixed effects", i.e. omitted variables that are
constant over time. The main finding is that those who are unemployed seem
to have worse mental health than others whereas no effects were found after
having controlled for fixed effects.
Keywords: Unemployment; Mental health; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: E24; I10; (follow links to similar papers)
25 pages, February 1984
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