Socioeconomic status and depression across Japan, Korea, and China: exploring the impact of labor market structures.

  title={Socioeconomic status and depression across Japan, Korea, and China: exploring the impact of labor market structures.},
  author={Junko Nishimura},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={73 4},
This study explores the effects of socioeconomic status on depression in Japan, Korea, and China, focusing on the differences in their labor market structures. Comparative studies among East Asian societies allow researchers studying depression to analyze the effects of unique institutions within each society while holding constant, to a certain extent, cultural attitudes toward mental disorders. This study uses data from National Family Research of Japan 2003, Korean National Family Survey… CONTINUE READING

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