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dc.contributor.authorFrijters, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, David W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorShields, Michael A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T09:30:33Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-23T09:30:33Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36759-
dc.description.abstractA large body of empirical research links mental health and labour market outcomes; however, there are few studies that effectively control for the two-way causality between work and health and the existence of unobserved individual characteristics that might jointly determine health and labour market outcomes. In this study, we estimate the effect of mental health on labour market participation using various models, including instrumental variable models that exploit individual variation observed in panel data. We find robust evidence that a reduction in mental health has a substantial negative impact on the probability of actively participating in the labour market. We calculate that a one standard deviation decrease in mental health decreases the probability of participation by around 17 percentage points. This effect is larger for females and for older individuals. We therefore provide robust evidence that there are substantial costs due to the lost productivity resulting from poor mental health.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 4883en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.jelJ21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordLabour market participationen_US
dc.subject.keywordmental healthen_US
dc.subject.keywordmeasurement erroren_US
dc.subject.keywordcausalityen_US
dc.subject.stwPsychische Störungen_US
dc.subject.stwErwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwKausalanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwAustralienen_US
dc.titleMental health and labour market participation: Evidence from IV panel data modelsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn625136128en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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