Earning and learning among Australian community residents with psychiatric disorders

Waghorn, Geoff, Chant, David, Lloyd, Chris and Harris, Meredith (2011) Earning and learning among Australian community residents with psychiatric disorders. Psychiatry Research, 186 1: 109-116. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2010.07.037


Author Waghorn, Geoff
Chant, David
Lloyd, Chris
Harris, Meredith
Title Earning and learning among Australian community residents with psychiatric disorders
Journal name Psychiatry Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-1781
Publication date 2011-03-30
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.psychres.2010.07.037
Volume 186
Issue 1
Start page 109
End page 116
Total pages 8
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier North-Holland Biomedical Press
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract At a population level the extent that psychiatric disorders and other health conditions disrupt participation in education and employment is rarely considered simultaneously and remains largely unknown. This is an important issue because policy makers are as concerned with educational attainment, school to work transitions, and workforce skills, as they are with overall labour force participation. We investigated earning or learning, and educational attainment, among Australian community residents by age group and by category of psychiatric disorder. Data files were provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) from a population survey conducted in 2003 using a multi-stage probability sample (N = 23,787). Adults with schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety disorders were compared to (1) working age adults with other non-psychiatric health conditions and disabilities; and (2) healthy adults of working age. Participation in formal education and employment was extensively disrupted by all health conditions and by psychiatric disorders in particular. The extent of career-related disruption provides benchmarks for policy makers and service providers attempting to increase participation in formal education and in the labour force. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Education
Employment
Labour force activity
Mental illness
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 24 August, 2010.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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