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dc.contributor.authorStoyanova, Alexandrinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPinilla Domínguez, Jaimeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-05T12:52:32Z-
dc.date.available2020-02-05T12:52:32Z-
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifier.issn1175-5652en_US
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dc.identifier.otherWoS-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10553/70121-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Mental health disorders are highly prevalent across countries. They increase over time and impose a severe burden on individuals and societies. Objective: This paper examines the evolution of mental health over a period of 15 years, paying special attention on the impact of the most recent economic downturn and subsequent recovery, in Spain. Method: We use data coming from the National Health Surveys of 2006/2007, 2011/2012 and 2016/2017. Mental health is proxied by two measures, doctor-diagnosed mental disorder and psychological distress (based on the 12-item General Health Questionnaire). To account for the relationship between the two mental health indicators, we estimate a bivariate probit model. The potential endogeneity of unemployment status is considered. Results: We observe different patterns of the two mental health indicators over time. Psychological distress in men increased during recession years, but slightly decreased among women. Diagnosed mental disorders declined during the peak years of the crisis. Unemployment is a major risk factor for mental distress. Irrespective of the economic conditions, belonging to a higher social class acts as a buffer against psychological distress for women, but not for men. The remaining determinants acted as expected. Women declared worse psychological health than men, and were also more often diagnosed with mental disorders. Having a partner had a protective impact, while providing intensive care to a dependent relative exerted the opposite effect. Education acted as buffer against the onset of psychological distress in women. Conclusion: Even though the need for mental healthcare increased during the recession, the fact that fewer people were diagnosed suggests that barriers to accessing mental healthcare may be aggravated during the crisis. Policies aiming to tackle the challenges posed by the high prevalence of mental disorders have to be particularly attentive to changes in individuals’ socioeconomic situation, including education, unemployment and social class.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofApplied Health Economics and Health Policyen_US
dc.sourceApplied Health Economics And Health Policy [ISSN 1175-5652], v. 18, p. 203–221en_US
dc.subject531207 Sanidaden_US
dc.subject.otherDesempleoen_US
dc.subject.otherCrisisen_US
dc.subject.otherSalud mentalen_US
dc.titleThe evolution of mental health in the context of transitory economic changesen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s40258-019-00537-9en_US
dc.identifier.scopus85075506506-
dc.identifier.isi000498198900001-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid6701424388-
dc.contributor.authorscopusid7005595836-
dc.identifier.eissn1179-1896-
dc.investigacionCiencias Sociales y Jurídicasen_US
dc.type2Artículoen_US
dc.contributor.daisngid30414528-
dc.contributor.daisngid1717005-
dc.description.numberofpages19en_US
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dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Stoyanova, A-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Pinilla, J-
dc.date.coverdate2019en_US
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item.grantfulltextnone-
item.fulltextSin texto completo-
crisitem.author.deptGIR Economía de la salud y políticas públicas-
crisitem.author.deptDepartamento de Métodos Cuantitativos en Economía y Gestión-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-7126-4236-
crisitem.author.parentorgDepartamento de Métodos Cuantitativos en Economía y Gestión-
crisitem.author.fullNamePinilla Domínguez, Jaime-
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