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Do more of those in misery suffer from poverty, unemployment or mental illness?

Flèche, Sarah and Layard, Richard (2017) Do more of those in misery suffer from poverty, unemployment or mental illness? Kyklos, 70 (1). pp. 27-41. ISSN 0023-5962

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Identification Number: 10.1111/kykl.12129


Studies of deprivation usually ignore mental illness. This paper uses household panel data from the USA, Australia, Britain and Germany to broaden the analysis. We ask first how many of those in the lowest levels of life-satisfaction suffer from unemployment, poverty, physical ill health, and mental illness. The largest proportion suffers from mental illness. Multiple regression shows that mental illness is not highly correlated with poverty or unemployment, and that it contributes more to explaining the presence of misery than is explained by either poverty or unemployment. This holds both with and without fixed effects.

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Additional Information: © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 11:08
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 03:55

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