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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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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

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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)
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2012 15:33

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