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EQOLISE study finds Individual Placement and Support approach is effective in helping people with severe mental illness obtain competitive employment

Knapp, Martin ORCID: 0000-0003-1427-0215 (2013) EQOLISE study finds Individual Placement and Support approach is effective in helping people with severe mental illness obtain competitive employment. LSE Health and Social Care (14 Feb 2013). Website.

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Abstract

People with severe mental illness face many challenges in securing paid work, and employment rates are low. For example, a five-country European study by Knapp et al (2002) found less than a quarter of people with schizophrenia were in paid employment, the proportion being as low as 5% in London. The economic and social impacts of employment difficulties are enormous. For individuals, it can mean long-term reliance on state welfare benefits, insecure low-paid work, and a disability trap that makes it hard to escape. For the broader society, the impacts are the risk of an almost permanently marginalized, socially excluded group of people, and high costs: productivity losses because of unemployment or absenteeism account for a large proportion of the overall cost of schizophrenia across many countries.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/healthandsocialcare/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Collections > Health and Social Care at LSE Blog
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 13:40
Last Modified: 19 May 2020 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77669

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