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Adolescent psychological distress, unemployment, and the Great Recession: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth 1997

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  • Egan, Mark
  • Daly, Michael
  • Delaney, Liam

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Several studies have shown a link between psychological distress in early life and subsequent higher unemployment, but none have used sibling models to account for the unobserved family background characteristics which may explain the relationship.

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  • Egan, Mark & Daly, Michael & Delaney, Liam, 2016. "Adolescent psychological distress, unemployment, and the Great Recession: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth 1997," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 156(C), pages 98-105.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:156:y:2016:i:c:p:98-105
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.03.013
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