During economic recession people with mental health problems have higher risk of losing their job. This paper analyses the issue by considering the Italian rates of unemployment amongst individuals with and without mental health problems in 2005 and 2013, that is prior and during the economic crisis. We used data from the National surveys on Health conditions and use of health services carried out by the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) for the years 2005 and 2013. The surveys collected information on the health status and socioeconomic conditions of the Italian population. Self-reported unemployment status was analysed amongst individuals with and without reported mental health problems. In addition, descriptive statistics were performed in order to detect possible differences in the risk of unemployment within different regional contexts characterised by different socio-economic conditions. The recession determined increased disparities in unemployment rates between people with and without mental health problems. The analyses confirm that in periods of economic crisis people with mental health problems are at risk of experiencing exclusion from labour market. In addition, the impact is even worse within the group with low education and younger age. These findings emphasise the importance of specific interventions aimed at promoting labour market participation and reintegration for people with mental health problems.

Self-reported unemployment status and recession: An analysis on the Italian population with and without mental health problems / Addabbo, Tindara; Mungai, F.; Sarti, Elena; Starace, Fabrizio. - In: PLOS ONE. - ISSN 1932-6203. - 12:4(2017), pp. 1-13. [10.1371/journal.pone.0174135]

Self-reported unemployment status and recession: An analysis on the Italian population with and without mental health problems

ADDABBO, Tindara;SARTI, ELENA;STARACE, FABRIZIO
2017

Abstract

During economic recession people with mental health problems have higher risk of losing their job. This paper analyses the issue by considering the Italian rates of unemployment amongst individuals with and without mental health problems in 2005 and 2013, that is prior and during the economic crisis. We used data from the National surveys on Health conditions and use of health services carried out by the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) for the years 2005 and 2013. The surveys collected information on the health status and socioeconomic conditions of the Italian population. Self-reported unemployment status was analysed amongst individuals with and without reported mental health problems. In addition, descriptive statistics were performed in order to detect possible differences in the risk of unemployment within different regional contexts characterised by different socio-economic conditions. The recession determined increased disparities in unemployment rates between people with and without mental health problems. The analyses confirm that in periods of economic crisis people with mental health problems are at risk of experiencing exclusion from labour market. In addition, the impact is even worse within the group with low education and younger age. These findings emphasise the importance of specific interventions aimed at promoting labour market participation and reintegration for people with mental health problems.
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Self-reported unemployment status and recession: An analysis on the Italian population with and without mental health problems / Addabbo, Tindara; Mungai, F.; Sarti, Elena; Starace, Fabrizio. - In: PLOS ONE. - ISSN 1932-6203. - 12:4(2017), pp. 1-13. [10.1371/journal.pone.0174135]
Addabbo, Tindara; Mungai, F.; Sarti, Elena; Starace, Fabrizio
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