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Common mental disorders, unemployment and welfare benefits in England

Harris, Jenny, Ford, E, Clark, C, McManus, S, Jenkins, R, Bebbington, P, Brugha, T, Meltzer, H and Stansfeld, SA (2010) Common mental disorders, unemployment and welfare benefits in England Public Health. pp. 675-681.

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Summary Objectives Individuals who are out of work have a higher rate of common mental disorders (CMD) than individuals who are employed. People who are unemployed in the UK are entitled to welfare benefits to alleviate financial strain. This study examined rates of CMD in individuals who were employed, unemployed and receiving various UK benefits. It also investigated associations between duration of unemployment, gender and CMD. Study design An analysis of 5090 working-age participants from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2007, a stratified probability sample survey conducted among adults aged 16 years and over living in private households in England. Methods CMD was assessed using the Clinical Interview Schedule (Revised). Information was gathered on sociodemographics, employment, income, benefits and debt. Data were analysed using logistic regression …

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
Ford, E
Clark, C
McManus, S
Jenkins, R
Bebbington, P
Brugha, T
Meltzer, H
Stansfeld, SA
Date : 1 December 2010
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2010 The Royal Society for Public Health
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 17 Apr 2018 13:22
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:08

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