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The Socioeconomic Determinants of Mental Stress in Ireland

  • David Madden

    (University College Dublin)

This paper reviews Irish evidence on the link between socioeconomic factors and various measures of mental stress and well-being. The paper reviews both cross-section and time-series studies and finds that of all socioeconomic determinants, the most consistent role is found for unemployment. In general, stronger results are found for males than for females, but the time series evidence suggests that the relationship between suicide and unemployment appears to be weakening.

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Paper provided by School Of Economics, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 201221.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 29 Aug 2012
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Handle: RePEc:ucn:wpaper:201221
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  1. Moro, Mirko & Brereton, Finbarr & Ferreira, Susana & Clinch, J. Peter, 2008. "Ranking quality of life using subjective well-being data," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 65(3), pages 448-460, April.
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