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Useful beautiful minds—An analysis of the relationship between schizophrenia and employment

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  • Greve, Jane
  • Nielsen, Louise Herrup

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This paper examines the relationship between schizophrenia and employment. We use longitudinal register data and show a considerable drop in the employment rate for people with schizophrenia six years before the first treatment at a psychiatric facility. After the first treatment, the employment rate stabilizes at 18%.

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  • Greve, Jane & Nielsen, Louise Herrup, 2013. "Useful beautiful minds—An analysis of the relationship between schizophrenia and employment," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(6), pages 1066-1076.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jhecon:v:32:y:2013:i:6:p:1066-1076
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2013.08.007
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    1. Knapp, Martin & Andrew, Alison & McDaid, David & Iemmi, Valentina & McCrone, Paul & Park, A-La & Parsonage, Michael & Boardman, Jed & Shepherd, Geoff, 2014. "Investing in recovery: making the business case for effective interventions for people with schizophrenia and psychosis," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 56773, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.

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    Keywords

    Severe mental disorder; Employment; Danish administrative data; Sibling fixed effects;

    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure

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