An analysis of mental stress in Ireland, 1994-2000

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dc.contributor.authorMadden, David (David Patrick)-
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-01T13:39:23Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-01T13:39:23Z-
dc.date.issued2007-08-
dc.identifier.other200710en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/45-
dc.description.abstractThe General Health Questionnair(GHQ) is frequently used as a measure of mental well-being with those people with values below a certain threshold regarded as suffering from mental stress. Comparison of mental stress levels across populations may then be sensitive to the chosen threshold. This paper uses stochastic dominance techniques to show that mental stress fell in Ireland over the 1994 to 2000 period regardless of the threshold chosen. Decomposition techniques suggest that changes in the proportion unemployed and in the protective effect of income, education and marital status upon mental health were the principal factors underlying this fall.en
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dc.publisherUniversity College Dubin; School of Economicsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUCD Centre for Economic Research working paper series 2007en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWP07/10en
dc.subjectGeneral Health Questionnaireen
dc.subjectMental stressen
dc.subjectDominance (statisical)en
dc.subjectdecompositionen
dc.subject.classificationI12en
dc.subject.classificationI31en
dc.subject.classificationI32en
dc.subject.lcshStress (Psychology)en
dc.subject.lcshStress (Psychology)--Testingen
dc.titleAn analysis of mental stress in Ireland, 1994-2000en
dc.typeWorking Paperen
dc.internal.authorurlDavid Madden (web page)en
dc.internal.authorurlhttp://www.ucd.ie/economics/staff/dmadden/dmaddenhome.htmen
dc.internal.authorcontactotherEmail: david.madden@ucd.ie; Tel: +353 1 7168396en
dc.internal.authoridUCD0014en
dc.internal.availabilityFull text availableen
dc.statusNot peer revieweden
dc.neeo.contributorMadden|David (David Patrick)|aut|-
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