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“Mental health: Britain’s biggest social problem?"

Layard, Richard (2005) “Mental health: Britain’s biggest social problem?". In: Paper presented at the No.10 Strategy Unit Seminar on Mental Health, 20th January 2005, London, UK.

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Abstract

Mental illness is one of the biggest causes of misery in our society. It is at least as important as poverty. It also imposes heavy costs on the economy (some 2% of GDP) and on the Exchequer (again some 2% of GDP). There are now more mentally ill people drawing incapacity benefits than there are unemployed people on Jobseeker’s Allowance

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/textonly/_new/staff/layard/pd...
Additional Information: © 2005 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Sets: Departments > Economics
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2012 15:33
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/47428/

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