Journal article

Does disability modify the relationship between labour force status and psychological distress among young people?

Marissa Shields, Stefanie Dimov, Tania L King, Allison Milner, Anne Kavanagh, Matthew J Spittal, George Disney

Occupational and Environmental Medicine | BMJ | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between labour force status, including young people who were unemployed and having problems looking for work, and psychological distress one year later. We then assessed whether this association is modified by disability status. METHODS: We used three waves of cohort data from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. We fitted logistic regression models to account for confounders of the relationship between labour force status (employed, not in the labour force, unemployed and having problems looking for work) at age 21 years and psychological distress at age 22 years. We then estimated whether this association was modified by disability status at a..

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