The Socioeconomic Determinants and Dynamics of Mental Health and Disorders in Australia and the UK: Evidence from Childhood to the Elderly Years

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Poor mental health and specific mental health disorders can have severe consequences for individuals, families and communities. This project will contribute to a better understanding of the socioeconomic determinants and dynamics of mental health and disorders using econometric methods applied to Australian and UK data that tracks individuals over time. Particular emphasis will be placed on childhood socioeconomic circumstances as pathways for childhood and later-life mental health. We will also focus on the long-run impacts of childhood interventions, the contemporaneous relationship between mental health problems and labour market outcomes, the mental health consequences of retirement, and the determinants of mental health-care access.
Effective start/end date3/01/1331/12/17


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$439,000.00
  • Monash University