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Mental health: the new frontier for the welfare state

Layard, Richard (2012) Mental health: the new frontier for the welfare state. In: CEP 21st birthday lecture series, 2012-03-06, London, United Kingdom.

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Mental illness is the greatest hidden problem in our society. Tackling it would do more than anything else to raise our national wellbeing. Mental health is crucial for our quality of life and it also has huge effects on our ability to learn, to work and to be a good parent. There are many excellent ways of promoting mental health and treating mental illness, but they are not properly available in any country. So mental health is the new frontier for the Welfare State.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
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Additional Information: © 2012 CEP & LSE
Divisions: Economics
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2012 11:28
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2021 23:19

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