Effects of graduating during economic downturns on mental health.

  title={Effects of graduating during economic downturns on mental health.},
  author={Ang Li and Mathew Toll},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
PURPOSE This study examined the effects of economic downturns at time of graduation on short- and long-term mental health of graduates. METHODS Using a large longitudinal dataset whose respondents graduated from their highest level of education between 2001 and 2018 in Australia, the study investigated the effects of initial labour market conditions on psychological distress measures, quality-of-life mental health scales, and diagnoses of depression or anxiety since graduation. RESULTS… Expand


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