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Mental Health Problems, disability and income support receipt: a replication and extension using the HILDA Survey

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  • Peter Butterworth

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  • Timothy Crosier

    (FaCS)

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    There is considerable evidence that social position and economic status are related to mental health. This article uses data from the first wave of the HILDA Survey to replicate and extend previous research demonstrating the elevated prevalence of mental disorders among different groups of Australian income support recipients. Welfare recipients were significantly more likely to experience moderate or severe disability due to poor mental health than non-recipients, with rates particularly elevated among clients receiving disability, lone parent and unemployment payments. To a large extent, these elevated rates of mental disability are consistent with the pattern of financial hardship and demographic characteristics such as gender and partnered status, and physical disability. However, a significant proportion of mental disability remains unexplained in several client segments. These findings have important implications for the design, delivery and evaluation of interventions to improve the social and economic participation of different welfare client groups.

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    Article provided by Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), Curtin Business School in its journal Australian Journal of Labour Economics.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 151-174

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    Handle: RePEc:ozl:journl:v:7:y:2004:i:2:p:151-174

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    1. Huber, Martin & Lechner, Michael & Wunsch, Conny, 2009. "Does Leaving Welfare Improve Health? Evidence for Germany," CEPR Discussion Papers 7421, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    2. D.P. Doessel & Ruth F.G. Williams, 2011. "Disabled people's living standards: filling a policy vacuum," International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 38(4), pages 341-357, March.

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