the importance of gender and socio-economic disadvantage for the mental health of people living with disabilities
Grant number: LP100200545 | Funding period: 2011 - 2015
The twenty per cent of Australians reporting a disability are more likely to live in disadvantaged circumstances such as inadequate housing, unemployment, and lower levels of education all of which may contribute to poor mental health. Yet there has not been research on the mental health of people with disabilities. This means that disability services and advocacy groups, which deal daily with the lived experiences of disadvantage and poor mental health in people with disabilities, do not have evidence to support policy and service sector reform. This project will provide this critical evidence as well as build research capacity in disability-related research and lead to better monitoring of..View full description
Related publications (6)
Does social support modify the effect of disability acquisition on mental health? A longitudinal study of Australian adults
Zoe Aitken, Lauren Krnjacki, Anne Marie Kavanagh, Anthony Daniel LaMontagne, Allison Milner
PURPOSE: Disability acquisition in adulthood is associated with deterioration in mental health. Social support may act as a "buffe..
Does disability status modify the association between psychosocial job quality and mental health? A longitudinal fixed-effects analysis
A Milner, L Krnjacki, P Butterworth, A Kavanagh, Anthony D LaMontagne
BACKGROUND: People with disabilities have difficulties in obtaining work. However, evidence suggests that those with disabilities ..
Mental Health Following Acquisition of Disability in Adulthood-The Impact of Wealth
Anne Marie Kavanagh, Zoe Aitken, Lauren Krnjacki, Anthony Daniel LaMontagne, Rebecca Bentley, Allison Milner
BACKGROUND: Acquisition of a disability in adulthood has been associated with a reduction in mental health. We tested the hypothes..
Intersections between disability, type of impairment, gender and socio-economic disadvantage in a nationally representative sample of 33,101 working-aged Australians
Anne M Kavanagh, Lauren Krnjacki, Zoe Aitken, Anthony D LaMontagne, Andrew Beer, Emma Baker, Rebecca Bentley
BACKGROUND: People with disabilities are socio-economically disadvantaged and have poorer health than people without disabilities;..
Time trends in socio-economic inequalities for women and men with disabilities in Australia: evidence of persisting inequalities
Anne M Kavanagh, Lauren Krnjacki, Andrew Beer, Anthony D Lamontagne, Rebecca Bentley
INTRODUCTION: The socio-economic circumstances and health of people with disabilities has been relatively ignored in public health..