David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
I explore the short term effects of mental health symptoms on employment outcomes. To address potential simultaneity bias, I propose a new instrument related to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) that depends only on latitude and day of year. For unmarried individuals, an additional day of poor overall mental health (of the last thirty days) decreases the probability of employment by over five percentage points and increases the probability of unemployment by under five percentage points. Results from the first and second stage suggest that low-income, uninsured individuals experience more adverse mental health and employment effects. Relative to instrumental variable models, ordinary least squares models underestimate the transition from employment to unemployment and out of the labor force due to mental health problems.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Steven F. Bucky (ed.) (2009). Ethical and Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals: In Forensic Settings. Brunner-Routledge.
W. Brad Johnson & Gerald P. Koocher (eds.) (2011). Juggling Porcupines in Mental Health Practice: An Ethics Casebook From the Files of Experts. Oxford University Press.
John Baird, Steven Ma & Jennifer Prah Ruger, Effects of the World Bank's Maternal and Child Health Intervention on Indonesia's Poor: Evaluating the Safe Motherhood Project.
Sally Elizabeth Wilborn-Malloy, Mental Health Courts and Title II of the Ada: Accessibility to State Court Systems for Individuals with Mental Disabilities and the Need for Diversion.
Peter Budetti (1992). Universal Health Care Coverage – Pitfalls and Promise of an Employment-Based Approach. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 17 (1):21-32.
Mary Nettle (2010). Is Writing Good for Your Mental Health or Is There More to Life? Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 17 (3):269-270.
David A. Pollack, Bentson H. McFarland, Robert A. George & Richard H. Angell (1993). Ethics and Value Strategies Used in Prioritizing Mental Health Services in Oregon. HEC Forum 5 (5):322-339.
D. B. Double (ed.) (2006). Critical Psychiatry: The Limits of Madness. Palgrave Macmillan.
A. Vilhelmsson, T. Svensson & A. Meeuwisse (2011). Mental Ill Health, Public Health and Medicalization. Public Health Ethics 4 (3):207-217.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads2 ( #511,927 of 1,700,361 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #362,609 of 1,700,361 )
How can I increase my downloads?