Journal article

Employment and occupational outcomes following adolescent-onset mental illness: analysis of a nationally representative French cohort

Katrina Witt, Allison Milner, Jean-Francois Chastang, Anthony D LaMontagne, Isabelle Niedhammer

Journal of Public Health | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: There has been little work into the relative effects of adolescent-onset, as compared to lifetime, mental illness on employment, income and occupational outcomes in adulthood. METHODS: Using data from the Santé et Itinéraire Professionnel Survey, a nationally representative survey of 13 648 French working-age people to investigate prospective associations between self-reported mental illness and employment, income and occupational outcomes. We further investigated whether these outcomes would differ for those reporting an onset of mental illness prior to 18 years of age. RESULTS: Adolescent-onset mental illness was associated with poorer employment outcomes, significantly increas..

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Awarded by French Ministry of Labor (DARES)

Awarded by Australian Rotary Health Grant

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the French Ministry of Labor (DARES, Grant number 2200727156) awarded to IN and an Australian Rotary Health Grant (#RM 31643) awarded to ADL, KW and AM. Individual authors also wish to acknowledge the following funding sources: KW was supported by a Rod Rickards Fellowship awarded by the Australian Academy of Science and the France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration (FASIC), AM was funded by a Victorian Health and Medical Research Fellowship.