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dc.contributor.authorJohansson, Edvarden_US
dc.contributor.authorBöckerman, Petrien_US
dc.contributor.authorMartelin, Tuijaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPirkola, Samien_US
dc.contributor.authorPoikolainen, Karien_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-25T09:39:38Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-25T09:39:38Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/44551-
dc.description.abstractThe paper examines the causal effect of education on common individual mental disorders in adulthood. We use a representative population health survey and instrumental variable methods. The estimates point to mostly insignificant effects of education on common mental disorders. We find that the length of education reduces the BDI (Beck Depression Inventory) measure at the 10% significance level, but has no effect when using the GHQ-12 (12-item General Health Questionnaire) or the probability of severe depression as a measure of mental health. These results cast doubt on the view that the length of formal education would be a particularly important determinant of common mental disorders later in life.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherElinkeinoelämän Tutkimuslaitos Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesETLA discussion paper 1202en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelI21-
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordMental healthen_US
dc.subject.keywordCommon mental disordersen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsabschlussen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwPsychische Störungen_US
dc.subject.stwInstrumentalvariablen-Schätzmethodeen_US
dc.subject.stwFinnlanden_US
dc.titleDoes education shield against common mental disorders?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn612147495en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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