Mental health: the new frontier for labour economics

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Layard, Richard (2013)
  • Publisher: Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1186/2193-9004-2-2
  • Subject: Welt | BF Psychology | J30 | I30 | HD Industries. Land use. Labor | RC Internal medicine | Gesundheit | mental health, wellbeing, employment | Psychische Störung | HB Economic Theory | Arbeitsproduktivität | Zufriedenheit | Makroökonomischer Einfluss
    • jel: jel:J30 | jel:I30
      ddc: ddc:330

This lecture argues that mental health is a major factor of production. It is the biggest single influence on life satisfaction, with mental health eight years earlier a more powerful explanatory factor than current income. Mental health also affects earnings and educat... View more
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