Economic Insecurity as a Socioeconomic Determinant of Mental Health

Daniel Kopasker

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    Abstract

    Economic insecurity has been the topic of an emerging body of literature that is increasingly relevant to the labour markets of developed economies. This paper uses data from the British Household Panel Survey to assess the causal effect of various aspects of economic insecurity on mental health in the UK. The results support the idea that economic insecurity is an emerging socioeconomic determinant of mental health, although the size of the effect varies across measures. In particular, it appears that perceived future risks are more damaging to mental health than realised volatility
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages29
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2016
    EventInternational Association for Research in Income and Wealth - Dresden, Germany
    Duration: 21 Aug 201627 Aug 2016
    http://www.iariw.org/c2016dresden.php

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Association for Research in Income and Wealth
    Abbreviated titleIARIW
    CountryGermany
    CityDresden
    Period21/08/1627/08/16
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    Keywords

    • economic insecurity
    • mental health
    • socioeconomic determinants of health

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