New Economics Papers
on Economics of Happiness
Issue of 2012‒09‒09
one paper chosen by

  1. The Socioeconomic Determinants of Mental Stress in Ireland By David Madden

  1. By: David Madden (University College Dublin)
    Abstract: This paper reviews Irish evidence on the link between socioeconomic factors and various measures of mental stress and well-being. The paper reviews both cross-section and time-series studies and finds that of all socioeconomic determinants, the most consistent role is found for unemployment. In general, stronger results are found for males than for females, but the time series evidence suggests that the relationship between suicide and unemployment appears to be weakening.
    Keywords: socioeconomic determinants, mental stress, suicide, subjective well-being
    JEL: I12
    Date: 2012–08–29

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