A link between labor participation, mental health and class of medication for mental well-being

Vecchio, N., Mihala, G., Sheridan, J., Hilton, M. F., Whiteford, H. and Scuffham, P. A. (2014) A link between labor participation, mental health and class of medication for mental well-being. Economic Analysis and Policy, 44 4: 376-385. doi:10.1016/j.eap.2014.11.006

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Author Vecchio, N.
Mihala, G.
Sheridan, J.
Hilton, M. F.
Whiteford, H.
Scuffham, P. A.
Title A link between labor participation, mental health and class of medication for mental well-being
Journal name Economic Analysis and Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0313-5926
Publication date 2014-10-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.eap.2014.11.006
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 44
Issue 4
Start page 376
End page 385
Total pages 10
Place of publication Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher Economic Society of Australia
Language eng
Abstract We examined the relationship between mental health and labor participation. Analysis was based on the Australian National Health Survey, providing a nationally representative sample using 14,788 observations. Accounting for endogeneity, analysis revealed that females were almost twice more responsive to changes in mental health on labor participation compared to males. Among Australians who did not take medication for mental wellbeing, poorer levels of mental health was associated with a reduction in the probability of labor participation. Among females with poorer mental health, taking any medication for mental well-being led to a decrease in the probability of labor participation. This relationship was not significant for males.
Keyword Mental health
Labor participation
Medication
Australia
Instrumental variables
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